Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises.
Proactive measures to help prevent sports related injuries include:
The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains, fractures, and dislocations. The most common treatments recommended for injury are rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE).
Severe pain in shoulders while playing your favorite sports such as tennis, basketball and gymnastics may be because of torn ligament in shoulder or shoulder dislocation. These may be caused by overuse of shoulder while playing sports. Simple pain or acute injuries may be treated with conservative treatment and chronic injuries may require surgical treatment.
Fractures of the femur bone, labral tear and hip dislocation are some of the common sports injuries affecting the hip. Hip joint bears more weight and is more susceptible for injuries while playing sports. Hip injuries require immediate medical intervention to avoid further complications. Rehabilitation programs and physical therapy is often recommended following the medical intervention where you need to perform certain exercises to strengthen the muscles and improve the movements.
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is major stabilizing ligament in the knee which may tear with over use of knee for playing sports. The ACL has poor ability to heal and may cause instability. Other common sports injuries in knee are cartilage damage and meniscal tear. Knee injuries of sports may require surgical intervention that can be performed using open surgical or minimally invasive technique. Your surgeon will recommend you for physical therapy to strengthen your muscles, improve elasticity and improve the movements of the bones and joints.
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot and ankle injuries include the injuries in the leg below the knee and they are common while playing sports such as football, hockey, skating and in athletes. Treatment for some of these conditions may be orthotics, braces, physical therapy, injections or surgery. Common sports injuries include sprains and strains, ankle fractures, and Achilles tendinitis.
The information contained herein is compiled from a variety of sources. It may not be complete or timely. It does not cover all diseases, physical conditions, ailments or treatments. The information should NOT be used in place of visit with your healthcare provider, nor should you disregard the advice of your health care provider because of any information you read in this topic.
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ACL INJURY: SHOULD IT BE FIXED?
ACTIVITIES AFTER A KNEE REPLACEMENT
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON THE KNEE
ADOLESCENT ANTERIOR KNEE PAIN
ARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE
CARE OF THE AGING KNEE: BABY BOOMERS MAY NEED LIFESTYLE CHANGES
CEMENTED AND CEMENTLESS KNEE REPLACEMENT
DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS
EXERCISES FOR YOUNG ATHLETES
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE
GOOSEFOOT (PES ANSERINE) BURSITIS OF THE KNEE
THE IMPACT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE
KNEE ARTHROSCOPY EXERCISE GUIDE
KNEE LIGAMENT INJURIES
KNEE REPLACEMENT EXERCISE GUIDE
KNEECAP (PREPATELLAR) BURSITIS
MINIMALLY INVASIVE TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
MUSCLE CONTUSION (BRUISE)
NONSURGICAL TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE
ORTHOPAEDISTS RESEARCH FEMALE KNEE PROBLEMS
OSGOOD-SCHLATTER DISEASE (KNEE PAIN)
OSTEONECROSIS OF THE KNEE
OSTEOTOMY AND UNICOMPARTMENTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY
PLAYING IT SAFE ON THE TENNIS COURT
POSTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (PCL) TEAR
ROTATING PLATFORM/MOBILE-BEARING KNEES
PREVENT GOLF INJURIES
PREVENT INLINE SKATING INJURIES
PREVENT SCOOTER-RELATED INJURIES
RUNNER'S KNEE (PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN)
RETURN TO PLAY
SPRAINS AND STRAINS
SURGICAL TREATMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE
TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
VISCOSUPPLEMENTATION TREATMENT FOR ARTHRITIS
WOMEN AND ACL INJURIES