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Sports Injury - All You Need To Know!

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Dr. Pranjal Kodkani 89% (24 ratings)
M S Ortho, D - Ortho, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Orthopedic Doctor, Mumbai  •  22 years experience
Sports Injury - All You Need To Know!

Common Sports Injury And How To Prevent Them?

Sports injuries are very common when athletes are in the field playing a particular sport. But there are certain injuries which are really common and can affect a person when they are playing. So this article will deal with the most common sports injury and how you can treat them the right way without causing any further damage.

Most Common Sports Injuries - Here are some of the most common sports injuries which can be seen:

Ankle sprain
Groin pull
Hamstring strain
Shin splints
Knee injury

You must have surely heard about many of these sports injuries and have also probably faced them. These injuries are not life threatening but they can cause severe discomfort and hamper normal activities for a certain time. So let us have a look at the best way to treat them.

How to Prevent the Most Common Sports Injuries?

Here are the best ways in which sports injuries can be treated to make sure you get back on normal track.

1. Ankle sprain - Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries which can be seen among athletes. It can be easily treated and does not involve any extensive care. You will need to regularly exercise to maintain flexibility and strength. You can talk with your doctor to ask for different leg exercises which will help you prevent it.

2. Groin pull - Groin pulls cause more discomfort than ankle sprain. You will need to frequently treat the groin with ice, compression and ample amount of rest to recover from the pull. Not giving enough rest to the groin can cause even more damage to the area. Constant stress and pressure on the groin will not help you recover from a groin pull.

3. Hamstring strain - Hamstring strains take a lot of time to recover in most of the cases, usually about 4-5 weeks at least. It is caused when the muscles in the back of your thighs receive damage. Different physiotherapy methods and important exercises help to recover from such a situation. But in some cases operation needs to be conducted to heal the hamstring.

4. Shin splints - Shin splints are experienced while running extensively. Shin splints can be easily recovered from with the help of ice packs, compression and over-the-counter medicines which helps to get rid of the discomfort and pain.

5. Knee injury - Knee injuries can be really serious in many cases. Depending on the intensity and area which has received the injury, a person is recommended treatment. ACL Injury and Patellofemoral syndrome are some of the most common kinds of injury which can be related to knee injuries. In most of the cases, the individual suffering from it receives surgery to recover.

So here are the different information about how one can prevent and recover from various sports injuries. Always visit a doctor in case of any injury you have received regardless of the kind and intensity of it.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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