Thursday, 29 September 2016

Play Well But Be Safe

Since sports and sports related activities gained international importance a  medical field has emerged along with this called sports medicine. Sports Medicine also called sports and exercise medicine is a branch of medicine that associated with the physical fitness and prevention of injuries in sports and exercise.

Some common sports injuries are :
  • Muscle Cramps: When the muscles of our body undergo continuous contraction and cramps occur thus causes intense pain.
  • Concussion: When brain undergoes continuous and furious movement inside the skull it causes nerve damage leading to a seizure-like situation.
  • ACL Pain: Anterior Cruciate Ligament is the ligament that stabilizes the knee. When it gets twisted  it leads to intense pain in the knee area.
  • Shin Splints: This happens when sharp pain occurs in the connective tissue surrounding the tibia and its adjacent areas. Its main symptoms include pain in leg between ankle and knee
  • Ankle sprain : This occurs when ligaments hold the bones, stretches beyond its limits.


How to prevent sports injuries ?
  • Wear helmets, pads and  other gear
  • Warm up and cool down
  • Know the rule of the game and play accordingly
  • Avoid playing while your are injured
  • Watch out for others

Sports injury treatment procedure:
Immediately after the injury  R.I.C.E ( rest, ice,  compress, elevate )  treatment is done. Even an after a day this should be continued. Within 72 hours most of the injury begins to heal. The patient should do regular exercises to ease the pain and increase movement. After a month symptoms like severe pain and swelling, deformities, crunching sounds, fever, breathing  trouble persists you should consult a doctor.  The doctor uses a combination of surgery, pills, and physiotherapy to treat the injury of the patient.
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