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Different Types of Sports Injuries and Their Treatment

Oct 19, 2017

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Sports injuries generally occur when engaging in an exercise or sport. The possible reason for this type of fatigues occurs due to overtraining, playing a match or performing a stunt with improper technique. Even if you play a match without conditioning your body properly that can also cause you an injury. Strains, tears, bruises, sprains and broken bones are the risks associated with this of type injury. Even your soft tissues like muscles, tendons, ligaments or fascia can be affected while exercising or playing a match. Read here about the 4 common types of injury and their best possible treatment.

Ankle Sprain

It occur when the ligament of the ankle gets overstretched and tears apart. Basketball, volleyball and soccer players are the most possible victim of this injury. Its symptoms include:

  • Stiffness
  • Bruising
  • Numb feet
  • Swelling
  • Itching

You can try home remedies like applying ice or taking rest to cure this. But in extreme cases, it is suggested to visit an exercise medicine doctor to get expert advice and better result.

Groin Strain

It occurs due to the tear of the adductor muscles of the thigh. Groin strain usually caused due to the sudden movement such as twisting, kicking, jumping or changing direction while running. Its symptoms include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Decreasing the strength of the leg
  • Difficulties while walking or running

In order to diagnose a groin strain, doctors may ask you to get an X-ray or MRI of your thigh. Groin strains can be categorized into three different types, grade 1, 2 and 3. After getting the report, the doctor will start this medication based on your condition.

Shin Splints

The pain of shin splint is felt in the lower portion of the patient's leg between the ankle and the knee. In medical term, it is known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS).Symptoms of Shin splints include:

  • Dull ache in the lower part of the leg
  • Muscle pain
  • Pain on the both side of the shin bone
  • Tenderness
  • Soreness
  • Numbness in the feet

This is a very common type of sports injury that can often be treated by applying ice packs. You can also consider wearing compression bandage around your shin bone. In extreme cases, it is suggested to visit a doctor.

Knee Injury

Ligament injuries to the knee are very common among athletes. It is also known as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).  This is a deadly injury as it can also ruin the career of a player. With the advancement of science, now there are many different treatment methods are available for treating ACL.

So, these are the four common types of sports injuries that can affect your performance and ruin your career. In case you become a victim of any of the above injury then it is suggested to visit a sports medicine doctor and take good care for treating your injury.