Sports Injuries are just not limited to athletes, but can happen to any individual who is participating in competitions, fitness activities, training sessions and/or any sports.
These injuries are more common in teenagers due to their improper training, lack of appropriate footwear or safety equipment and rapid growth during puberty.
Acute traumatic Injury: A single blow can lead to the injury like getting a punch in the eye during practicing boxing.
Fractures – crack, break, or shattering of bone
Bruises – causing tiny blood vessels called capillaries to burst
Strains – stretch or tear of muscle or tendon
Sprains – stretch or tear of a ligament
Abrasions – scrape/graze
Lacerations – cut that is deep enough to require stitches
Chronic Injury: An injury occurring due to repetitive movements over a prolonged period of time, like in running, overhand throwing or serving a ball in tennis.
Stress Fractures – tiny cracks in the bone’s surface caused by repetitive overloading e.g. feet of the netball/ basketball player who is constantly jumping in the court
Tendinopathy – disease of a tendon also known as Tendinitis or Tendinosis
Epiphysitis – growth plate overloads injuries such as Osgood-Schlatter disease
Often we tend to disregard chronic injuries for example ignoring the pain in your wrist or hand, or the soreness in our knees. It does not mean that the pain will go by it itself, if not treated. It can actually transform into a more serious injury over time.
If you are experiencing any such kind of pain, book an appointment with us today and let our physiotherapists help you find relief.