Sports Injuries

Common causes of sports injuries

  • Accidents
  • Poor training practices
  • Improper gear
  • Not in shape
  • Not warming up or stretching enough
  • Overuse
  • Too much too soon
The most common sports injuries are

  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee injuries/Runners Knee
  • Swollen muscles
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Pain along the shin bone
  • Groin pull
  • Hip flexor strain H
  • Hamstring strain
  • Sheen splints
  • Calf injuries
  • Quadriceps strain
  • Plantar fascial strains
  • Achilles Tendon strains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
Prevention of Injury

A. Primary,

Primary prevention involves the avoidance of injury.

Examples are
  • Take time off to allow the body to recover.
  • Wear the right gear
  • Strengthen muscles
  • Increase flexibility by stretching
  • Use the proper technique
  • Have regular massage
  • Stop the activity if there is pain.
B. Secondary prevention

Involves early diagnosis and treatment and should be acquired once an injury has occurred. This ensures that the injury proper care and recovering correctly, therefore limiting the concern for other medical problems to stem from the initial traumatic event.

C. Tertiary prevention

Focused on the rehabilitation to reduce and correct an existing disability resulting from the traumatic event.