5 Most Common Sports Injuries

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Sports have always played an important role in human daily life. We take part in sports as either a means of entertainment and connection or a way to promote and maintain good health. However, sports injuries are very common among those who play sports. Here are the 5 commonest sports injuries.

Ankle sprain

Your ankle is encompassed innumerable ligaments whose main function is to connect bone to bone and control movement of the body. When your ankle turns inwards too fast, or twists awkwardly because of sudden movements, the ligaments around your ankle, which are indeed very weak, will tear, causing ankle sprain. That is why athletes who take part in robust sports such as soccer, basketball, rugby usually encounter sprained ankle.

Advice: Consult with your doctor immediately after your ankle is sprained to see how serious it is. It usually takes a couple of weeks for a sprained ankle to heal properly. Your doctor will also give you advice on suitable exercises to do.

Pulled muscle

Pulled muscle is easily caused when sport players do not warm up appropriately. Pulled muscles result from an unexpected, tremendous force that stretches the fiber too much. There are two cases that may happen. Pulled muscles may occur if only some of the fibers tear; however, should all of the fibers tear, you will have full-blown muscle tear.

Advice: In order to avoid pulled muscle, you should stretch your body before and after exercise. Ice compresses and rest really help the pain and swelling alleviate. Remember that you must heal completely before participating in sport again. If you return to physical activity too soon, you will make pulled muscle recur with an even more serious condition.

Hamstring strain

Hamstring is constituted from the three separate muscles in the back of the thigh. Hamstring strain is caused when your leg is over-stretched during hurdling or sprinting. Hamstring strain can also happen when you fall forward while water-skiing.

Advice: Hamstring injuries usually take a long time, perhaps 1 year, to heal completely because walking creates ceaseless stress on the already-injured tissue. Some guys just cannot wait for that long, so they soon play sports again. Therefore, re-injuries are very common.

Shin splints

Shin splints make the muscles around shin bones painful.  Running is the main cause of shin splints.

Advice: You can apply ice compresses and take rest. Using anti-inflammatory medicine is suggested.

Tennis Elbow

When your elbow has to work too much for a long time, for instance, during tennis or golf, there may appear some small tears in elbow’s tendon. People from 30-60 are easily subject to tennis elbow.

Advice: Tennis Elbow is not a serious injury, so the best way to recover is to take rest and wait for the pain to wear off. After the pain goes away completely, you can surely get back to tennis court or golf.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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