The benefits of sports activities are often accompanied by risk of injuries. Traumatic and overuse injuries are commonly seen in young athletes. Sprains, strains or fractures may occur while playing due to excess stress on tendons, bones, joints and muscles. Pains and aches in any part of the body must not be taken lightly as it may worsen over time causing permanent damage. Strains are muscle injuries that cause pain and inflammation due to a pulled or torn muscle. A sprain is caused due to a torn ligament as a result of a trauma or if the joint is used beyond capacity. HPFY has a collection of quality products from best manufacturers including BSN Medical, Bodysport, Core Products and many more at attractive prices.
Athletes must take some time off from training for at least a week or a month per year to allow the body to recover from the stress
The right sports gear is necessary to prevent most injuries. Properly fitting equipment and pads for neck, shoulder, elbow, chest and knees must be used during the sport
Exercise care while performing dangerous activities as even with the right protective gear you are at risk of injuries
Perform muscle strengthening exercises during practice sessions
Stretch the muscles and warm up before starting the sports activity. Make sure to use the correct technique during playing
Even if you experience a little pain treat it before it gets worse. Do not continue playing with the injury as it may result in an overuse injury
Drink plenty of fluids before, during and after playing to reduce heat illnesses. Wear light breathable clothing in hot and humid climates
If using a trampoline, only one person must jump at a time. Most injuries on trampoline occurs due to collision with your partner
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Treatment of sports injuries may include applying compression, using compression therapy, kenisio taping technique, cryotherapy, massage therapy etc.
The best way to avoid sports injuries is to warm up your muscles with gentle exercise, like walking, for about 10-15 minutes before the exercise or sport. Keep hydrated by drinking water before, during and after exercise or playing sports. Also it is very important to cool down after activity. Wear a compression brace if you are at risk of an injury or have a history of previous injuries.
Sports injuries usually accompany pain and swelling at the site of injury. For the initial few days, use RICE therapy—Rest, Ice packs, Compression and Elevation to ease the pin and swelling due to the injury.
It is recommended to see a doctor when you are unable to walk without a lot of pain, have numbness in the injured area or cannot move the area, you notice redness or red streaks spreading out from the injured area.