Common sports related injuries

If you have engaged in sports before, you already know the benefits of engaging in sporting activities that include getting physically fit as you enjoy doing what you love most. However even if you are doing something that you love chances are that you could be risking body injuries, sports like soccer usually have rigorous encounters that could result in significant injuries on your side.

These sports injuries occur in diverse ways they could be as a result of the use of poor equipment, negligence by both the player and their coaches or when a player is not in good conditions to play. The injuries are also varied regarding the mechanism of injury, the intensity of the injury and how it should be handled. They can particularly be devastating because they can affect your individual growth plate, affect your movement abilities or even result in severe conditions that could cause death.

While there are no significant remedies against sports injuries some of them can be prevented. It may be through extensive training or through wearing precautionary protective gears whenever you are engaged in a match. There are many types of injuries an individual may sustain while in the field playing they include heat-related injuries, acute injuries and lastly chronic injuries. Let us focus on some of these injuries.

Acute injuries. Acute injuries result from a singular moment of extreme impact or torque. For example, twisting the knee in a football accident applies a large amount of torque to the joint and can cause damage. Being hit with baseball results in the delivery of a large amount of force to one area of the body. One can suffer a large amount of harm as a result. Common acute injuries include the following: Sprains and tears, Knee injuries, Fractures, Dislocations, Lacerations and bruises typically, acute injuries result from accidents. These may be incidental, or they may result from another player’s negligence.

Chronic Injuries. Chronic injuries arise over time as the result of poor training techniques or overworking the body. They may also arise if the player continually fails to warm up and stretch before engaging in physical activity or if the player is out of shape. Common chronic injuries include stress fractures, tendinitis and growth plate damage.

Heat-Related injuries

Heat-related illnesses occur when a player spends too much time in the heat without replenishing the body with lost fluids and minerals and without allowing the body to cool down. Typically, the first signs of developing heat-related illnesses are heat rash and heat cramps. The skin becomes irritated and itchy since swollen glands prevent the body from allowing sweat out. Muscles cramp up from being overworked with little fluid intake and salt replenishment.

As the body temperature rises, one will begin to experience heat exhaustion. When the body can no longer effectively regulate its temperature, the player will suffer heat stroke, which is extremely dangerous. Often, players will suffer from heat-related illnesses when their coaches do not allow them enough rest and hydration time. It is easy to avoid these injuries but when they occur as said before do hesitate seeking medical help.