Frequently Asked Questions on Sports Injury Prevention

What are the types of sports injuries?
Types of sports injuries include:
  • Muscle strains
  • Sprains including joint injuries including knee, shoulder and elbow pain.
  • Upper back pain and low back pain
  • Neck pain from a collision injury or concussion
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis or golfer''s elbow
  • Soft tissue injuries
What are the treatments that are used in case of sports injuries?

Treatment of sports injuries may include applying compression, using compression therapy, kenisio taping technique, cryotherapy, massage therapy etc.

How can you avoid Sports injuries?

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.

How to treat a sports sprain or strain as soon as it happens?

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.

In what cases seeing a doctor is recommended?

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.