What are Sport Injuries?
When we talk about Sport Injuries, it usually indicates any type of injury that was incurred in the course of carrying out a routine sport or exercise. Some injuries result by accident, others from insufficient stretching and warming up, lack of proper training and bad equipment.
Any part of the body can be injured during sports and exercise; however, Sports Injuries usually refer to those affecting the muscles, bones, ligaments and joints in the foot, lower leg and ankle, knee, thigh, back, shoulder and elbow. The most common Sport Injuries are:
Muscle sprains and strains
Ligament and tendon tears
How are Sport Injuries treated?
If the injury you have incurred is very painful and causes swelling or numbness you should of course seek medical advice. If the injury is severe and may cause longer term problems, your doctor will ask that you seek Physiotherapy to assist and accelerate the healing and rehabilitation process.
A physiotherapist will develop a rehabilitation program specially for you, including exercise, manipulation and other techniques, to retrain and return the injured part of your body to its normal function, and help prevent further injury. A normal rehabilitation program should take you gradually through the recovery period and the restart of your normal routine.