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We all know that practising a sport is good for us. Unfortunately it does increase the risk for injuries. Did you know that each year at least one in 25 people must seek medical help for a sports injury?
Sports injuries generally affect the joints (ankles, knees, wrists, elbows and shoulders, etc.) and the muscles. Causes vary and include: failure to warm up properly, excessive training or poor technique. Some injuries are the result of a person’s structural feature (e.g. flat or hollow feet, bowlegs or a misaligned spine or pelvis), causing other parts of the body to compensate. Here is a summary of the most common injuries:
A muscle stretched or contracted beyond its limit; partial or, in extreme cases, complete tear of the muscle.
A stretch or tear of one or more joint ligaments (ankle, knee, shoulder).
Inflammation of the tendon in one of the four muscle groups of the shoulder.
More commonly known as “tennis elbow,” an inflammation of the tendon located in the elbow’s extensor muscles.
Pain caused by repetitive movements of the hands and wrists.
Injury to a muscle, tendon or ligament in the lower back caused by strain, unusual twisting or repetitive movement.
Irritation of cartilages in the knee joint, between the knee cap and femur (thigh bone).
Irritation and inflammation caused by repetitive flexion and extension of the knee.
To prevent injury, you must warm up adequately before exercising and stretch after exercise. This prepares your muscles and joints for working out. There are also other ways to prevent injuries, such as:
When you feel pain, stop exercising: continuing may make matters worse. If the pain persists, see a doctor. On the other hand, minor injuries can often be treated at home. When it comes to swelling and inflammation, use the R.I.C.E method:
If you have questions about treating sports injuries, talk to your pharmacist. He’s there to help!
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