A growing number of people of all ages are taking the advice to be active to reap the many health benefits of exercise. But sports injuries may be costly, especially if you overdo it or do not correctly warm up or train.
You can treat most sports injuries and return to a satisfying level of physical activity after an injury. Here are some of the most common types of sports injuries.
Epicondylitis is an inflammation of the elbow tendons. Excessive wrist flexion and extension may cause tiny tears in the tendons’ tissues.
You can classify epicondylitis into two types: Medial epicondylitis, which affects the inner side of your elbow, and lateral epicondylitis, which affects the outer side.
Golfer’s and tennis elbow are common names for medial and lateral epicondylitis. You can resolve both types of epicondylitis by avoiding painful activity and allowing the tendon to heal. If rest is insufficient, physical therapy or exercise may be beneficial.
Achilles Tendon Injuries
The thick, corded tissue connecting your calf muscle to your heel is the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is your body’s largest tendon that assists you in walking.
Achilles tendonitis is a prevalent Achilles tendon injury. The injury is prevalent in sports involving a lot of running. People get this injury because of not wearing the proper shoes and not stretching adequately before playing.
The injury can also occur because of abruptly increasing the time spent playing sports. If your calf or heel hurts when you walk or run, you may have Achilles tendonitis.
Shin Splints and Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a tendon inflammation in the foot’s arch that causes sharp pain with every step. Shin splints are muscle inflammation in the lower leg. The inflammation results from repeated stress and high impacts such as dodging, running, or abrupt stops and starts. These types of injuries are prevalent among joggers, runners, and soccer and basketball players.
The lateral ligaments of the ankle are weak. When you twist the ankle, the ankle ligaments can stretch or tear, causing a sprain.
Ankle sprains can be painful. See a doctor as soon as possible to rule out a fracture. Physical therapy is key to recovery from an ankle sprain since the right exercises can help restore flexibility and strength.
Almost every sports activity puts some strain on your back and spinal column. The strain may build up after some time, causing inflammation around the back and vertebrae muscles. At times, it may cause disc injuries leading to upper or lower back pain.
An abrupt, jarring impact may also lead to an acute back injury. Based on the condition, back treatments range from rest to physical therapy to surgery.
You can locate groin muscles on the inner side of the thigh. In sports, strain injuries to groin muscles occur in sports that require a lot of side-to-side motion, like football, baseball, and hockey.
Reinjury can happen if you resume activity too soon after a groin pull. But the conservative treatments of rest, ice, and heat can cure the injury.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
The rotator cuffs are muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. They hold the upper arm bone’s head tightly in the small socket of the shoulder. Injuries to this area are common when you repeat the same arm motions, such as when you participate in tennis, swimming, or baseball.
Symptoms include pain when you lift your arm, swelling in your shoulder, and pain when reaching behind your back.
Play your favorite sports, be active, and take part in the things you want to do while keeping these frequent sports injuries in mind. When possible, take prevention measures and pay attention to your body. Consult your doctor as soon as possible if you suffer any injuries.
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