What You Need to Know About Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation

What You Need to Know About Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation

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If you’re an athlete, then injuries would be pretty common to you. Well, it’s obvious because sports injuries can happen anywhere in the body, and they don’t necessarily have to be related to bruises or swellings. Injury can be related to twisting of joints or any stiff blow to the muscles. Types of injuries are usually proportional to the type of sports activity an individual performs.

Let’s take a look at the different regions of body which are most commonly affected during any sports activity:

Wrists:

The most common place for sprain of the ligaments, strains of the muscle, or fractures of the bones are the wrists. Although they are not so delicate but are quite prone to injuries because of their excessive usage. Racquet sports (badminton, tennis, etc.), golf, and other sports involving grip can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that causes numbness in the hands due to a pinched nerve.

Elbows:

Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are the common injuries to the elbow. Inflammation and soreness on the outside part of the elbow, is termed as tennis elbow. It can be caused by a tear in the tendon that connects the muscle to the bone. Golfer’s elbow is a similar condition, however this condition affects the inside of the elbow.

Hands:

A jammed finger is common injury to the hands and this occurs when the fingers are impacted directly, whether from collision with an object or the ground. A jammed finger typically heals completely as long as there is a no bone fracture or joint dislocation, while swelling and pain accompany the injury.

Shoulders:

The shoulder joint is shallow, so it is prone to dislocation and stresses that lead to injury. A tear to one of the muscles or ligaments surrounding the shoulder joint, is one common shoulder injury known as a town rotator cuff. Part of the reason the shoulder is so adaptable is that a number of ligaments (connect bone to bone) and tendons (connect bone to muscle) work together to create the joint. The shoulder joint can also become dislocated when the head of the humerus bone in the arm is forcibly removed from the rotator cuff.

Upper Back:
As the muscles of the upper back affect shoulder and arm movement, they are prone to pain resulting from overuse. More serious complications, especially those involving the vertebrae, are common in contact sports that can result in jarring movements of the head and neck.

There are many more different types of sports injuries that could affect your physical as well as mental health. Most minor sports injuries, such as bruises, sprains, and strains, can be treated with the RICE method: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. For more serious or chronic conditions, you should talk to your doctor or seek physical rehabilitation from professional physiotherapists in Edmonton, so you can make a complete recovery.