Sports injuries occur regularly to athletes. It generally happens during exercise or while playing the sport. In general, children are more vulnerable than adults. However, if you are not an active person or warm-up before playing, you are more vulnerable to sports injuries. Contact sports such as football, rugby, soccer, hockey contributes to a majority of the injuries. But playing any sports makes you vulnerable.
Types of sports injuries:
- Sprains: Ligaments are pieces of tissue that connect two bones at a joint—overstretching or tearing them results in a sprain.
- Knee injuries: Knees are often subjected to worse injury due to the unique role it has in sprints or maneuvering. This increases its chance of getting injured.
- Swollen Muscles: Swelling is a natural reaction to an injury due to inflammation.
- Achilles Tendon rupture: The Achilles tendon is located at the back of your ankle and is vital for jumping and landing. If any of these two is done in an uncomfortable position, you can rupture your Achilles tendon. This can cause severe pain.
- Fractures and Dislocations: Athletes are no stranger to fractures and dislocations. A rough tackle or pushing your body can easily lead to these conditions.
- Rotator cuff injury: The muscles that make up the rotator cuff are located in your shoulder and helps the shoulder move in different directions. A small tear can cause severe pain and weaken your shoulders.
For more information, consult Dr. Stanley O Ikezi, an experienced Double Board Certified Pain Management Specialist in New York City.