Types of sports injuries
Some of the most common injuries include:
- Sprains – overstretching or tearing the ligaments. Ligaments are strips of tissue that connect the bones to the joint.
- Strains – overworking muscles or tendons. Tendons are tissue that connects bone to muscle.
- Fractures = broken bones.
- Dislocations – a bone is forced out of its socket.
The RICE method is a common treatment regimen for sports injuries. It stands for:
It’s optimal to use this method within the first 24 to 36 hours after the injury. It can help reduce swelling and prevent additional pain.
The best way to prevent any injury is to warm up and stretch.
Remember to stretch after your workout or activity. It’s best to ease your muscles down from the activity so they don’t become stiff and sore. Light stretching or walking at a comfortable pace.
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