Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Prevention & Management of Sports Injuries

For most of you who are avid runners or sports personnel, injuries can be frustrating and at times prove devastating for your career. Returning back to the sport too soon after an injury can also prove to be destructive.

This is where Sports Medicine also known as Sports and Exercise Medicine comes to play. It is only very recently that this field of medicine has got so much importance. It refers to the field of medicine concerned with injuries sustained in sports and exercise, including their prevention,
diagnosis, and treatment.

Some of the common Sports Injuries are listed below

Concussion- caused by severe head trauma much like a seizure
Muscle Cramps- a sudden tight, intense pain caused by a muscle locked in spasm.
ACL Sprains- The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) helps in comfortable knee movement. It can rupture when the foot is planted and the knee twists to change direction.
ACL Tears- This causes major pain and causes the knee to "give out". It can cause the knee to never be the same.
Ankle Sprain- Stretching of ligaments that hold the ankle bones in place.
Shin Splints- Pulling away or inflammation of the tissue that attaches the muscles of your lower leg to the shin bone
Muscle Strains- Cause pain and loss of function

The treatment options include analysis of patient’s mobility, exercise testing, and administering exercises that can improve the range of motion as well as the general health.

Shree Meenakshi Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic, a Sports Medicine Clinic in New Delhi with the expertise of Dr. Raju Easwaran (Sports medicine Doctor New Delhi) focuses on management of sports injuries and also preventing them. The importance of Sports Medicine lies in not only being curative and rehabilitative, but also being preventative, which may actually be the most important one of all.
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