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What Are the Most Common Sports Injuries?

Sport is an activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively. To play a sport one has to be physically and mentally strong so that the competency level is high and bring out the best in the players. Sports also can be played just for fun or for the simple fact that people need exercise to stay in shape in their daily lives.

Sport injuries occur to players while playing the game. Many of the sport injuries may occur due to too much strain of the body parts while participating in the sports activities. For example you can hurt your calf muscle and can have a sprain in your thigh muscles when you do excess of running in the football. Injuries in sports like football, hockey and rugby are very high as it involves direct collision of players while playing the game.

The dynamic nature of these sports also accounts for more injuries to the athletes. Mostly these injuries are characterized by bruise, muscle strain, and ligaments tear. These injuries when not treated at the right time can end the career of the athlete itself, so proper precaution and preventive measures should be taken by the athlete both on and off the field. Some of the common sports injuries that occur to athlete involved in soccer, cyclist and tennis players are runners’ knee that causes pain in the front of the knee. It damages the structural orientation of the muscles in the knee and ultimately leads to ligament tear in the knee region.

A comprehensive and effective treatment method called RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) has been developed to deal with the runners knee problem. The above mentioned RICE treatment method is also followed to treat various injuries. The treatment to the sports injuries will depend on the specific source of the person’s pain. Injuries are common to professional sports persons, and most teams have professional medical staff or team physical trainer to help them out in dealing with their injuries.

The concerned medical staff takes decision that could help a player to prolong his career as an athlete in spite of his injuries. Sports injuries have became a common thing in the professional athletes’ life and athletic trainers hired by the team devise a perfect training and warm up activities to prevent and recover from these injuries. An athletic trainer is a certified, health care professional who practices in the field of athletic training.

Every individual athlete is required to consult the athletic trainers to devise their training schedule so that they can avoid injuries and prolong their career. The athletic trainers’ help out the athlete to remain in the best physical shape by organizing the right amount of training activity including a balanced nutritious diet require by the athletes.

Even though sports are exciting to watch and play, the right precautions and preventive measure should be taken to tackle these injuries.