How To Deal With Sporting Injuries

by - November 02, 2021

 How To Deal With Sporting Injuries 

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Sports are one of the best ways to spend your time, they are a great form of physical exercise giving you a healthy body and mind. But they are also incredibly fun. However with that comes the possibility of pain and injury. While many players of all sports are bound to wind up injured (it comes with the territory of physical stress on the body), contact sports ramp up the possibility tenfold. The sheer velocity at which some players travel across the pitches and courts, colliding with one another means that problems are inevitable and unavoidable.

**This is a sponsored blog post and contains very basic medical information. I am not a doctor or qualified in diagnosing or advising on injury or pain. Always seek professional medical advice and care from a registered, licensed, and qualified practitioner.**

You find the more involved you get in sports the probability of injury is relatively high both in training but even more so in matches. We all know how prevalent head injuries and the long-term health effect of American football can be. Injuries range: Everything from hamstring muscle injuries, ankle sprains, head injuries, shoulder injuries, and thumb injuries are all common. Collisions to the body are the most common way you might experience this kind of injury and also in comparison to other sports, the time for recovery is greatly increased. With that in mind here are the most common injuries to keep in mind and how you may go about treating and recovering from them.

Hamstring Sprain

A hamstring sprain is probably the most common kind of injury you might sustain in any sport. They have affected some of the fittest and fastest professional rugby union players rendering them unable to play for a while. With the increased physical demands on your lower limbs, with players having to run a high-velocity speeds with the chance of collision or physical impact on the legs your muscles are often stressed beyond their limits

To prevent sprains we recommend an advanced warm-up for at least 20 minutes, starting gently to help acclimate your muscles. Treating it with ice, compression and elevation is the first protocol, however, if it is in walkable condition, consider visiting a physiotherapist.

Acrimonious clavicular joint sprain 

This is the scientific term for the part of the body we call the shoulder, situated over the collar bone attached to the shoulder blade. You may most commonly damage this area through falls. Many athletes frequently experience this with weeks for recovery.

You may prevent it by wearing shoulder support to help ease the tension off of this area. However, if you have experienced this kind of injury, medical attention is of course a helpful start, apply ice directly to skin and keep it there for at least 2 hours to help ease any swelling.

Fracture and dislocation

Fractures and dislocation can be very painful injuries and ones that require a fair amount of attention. They occur through the detachment of deep ligaments which normally stabilise the joint. For many due to the long-term problems, many orthopedic consultants suggest a surgical solution to the problem.

We all love sports, both playing and watching. It is important that we enjoy them, and the only way we can do so is by keeping safe!

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