Sports Injuries

Exercising is good for you, but sometimes you can injure yourself when you play sports or exercise.  Accidents, poor training practices, or improper gear can cause them.  Some people get hurt because they are not in shape.  Others over-train and strain their joints and muscles.  Not warming up or stretching enough can also lead to injuries.  The most common sports injuries are knee injuries, sprains of joints and strains of muscles, rotator cuff injuries, shin splints and injuries of the Achilles tendon.  Of course, each sport carries with it increased risk of injury to a particular body area.  Throwers naturally sprain their shoulders more than skiers.  Skiers sustain more knee injuries than volleyball players.  Volleyball players have more injuries to the wrists than soccer players.

If you get hurt, stop playing.  Continuing to play or exercise can cause more harm.  Treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing.  When in doubt or if you experience these symptoms: uncontrollable pain, excessive swelling, blood pooling around the injured tissue, inability to walk or move the injured body part – do not delay and call our clinic or your doctor immediately.  These are symptoms of serious tissue damage and need to be evaluated fast.

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