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What is a Sports Injury?

Sports injuries are injuries sustained while playing sports or exercising. There are two kinds of sports injuries: Acute Sports Injuries These occur suddenly when playing sports or exercising, these types of injuries include: • Sprains
• Strains
• Bone Fractures
• Concussion
• Chronic Sports Injuries These injuries occur over time, and stem from the practice of a sport or doing certain exercises, and include: • Tennis Elbow
• Repetitive Strain Injuries
• Tendonitis
• Arthritis

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What Causes Sports Injuries?

Most sports injuries are caused by one or more of the following:
Inappropriate Training Practices
Not Using Proper Gear like shoes, helmets, shin guards, etc.
Not having the proper physical condition to practice a sport or perform an exercise
Not warming up or stretching properly before and after playing a sport or doing exercise.

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How Can Sports Injuries be Prevented?

Most sports injuries are easily preventable by following these safety tips:

  • Don’t overdo it
  • When jumping land with your knees bent
  • Don’t twist your knees when you stretch
  • Warm up before playing any sport
  • Always stretch before you exercise
  • Cool down after training
  • Wear shoes that fit properly, offer stability, and are shock absorbent
  • Learn to do your sport or exercise right, use proper form to reduce the risk of developing a chronic sports-related injury
  • Know your limits, while it is good to push yourself to do more and better this should be a gradual process
  • Look for a total body workout that includes cardiovascular, strength training and flexibility exercises
  • Don’t play when you are tired or in pain
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What are the Symptoms of Sports Injuries

The symptoms will depend on the specific injury.

Symptoms of Acute Sports Injuries

  • Sudden, severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Not being able to place any weight on a foot, ankle, knee, leg, etc.
  • Extreme tenderness in fingers, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder
  • Limited mobility of an injured joint
  • Extreme leg or arm weakness
  • A bone or joint that is visibly out of place

Symptoms of Chronic Sports Injuries

  • Patient experiences pain every time they play the sport or perform an exercise
  • Dull ache when at rest
  • Swelling
  • Joint abnormality or instability

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When to Go to
the ER

Patients who have sustained a sports-related injury should visit the emergency department for diagnosing and treatment if:

  • They received a blow to the head and suspect they may have a concussion
  • They suspect they have a broken bone
  • They cannot put any weight on the injured limb
  • There is extreme swelling

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