Injuries are an unavoidable element of sports. The risk of injury is something that every athlete must accept as a job hazard. Certain injuries have been engrained in the sports mindset.
The most common injury that athletes face is muscle strain, followed by bone fractures. These are usually caused by excessive force being placed on specific muscles or bones. For example, if an athlete falls down a flight of stairs they may tear some ligaments which will cause pain when moving their leg and may keep them from playing for some time.
Some types of injuries are more dangerous than others. For example, brain injuries can be serious if not treated immediately after a trauma has occurred. A young athlete's brain is still developing the nervous system so anything that affects the brain functionally or structurally can have severe consequences.
Another type of injury is one that affects a body part or organ that is not considered vital to survival such as a tendon or ligament. Because these parts are not vital they can regenerate themselves if given enough time. However, because they are not getting any nutrition where it can grow new tissue has to be provided by a surgeon who will attach a graft or prosthetic device to try and heal the damage.
Injuries in Sports: Psychological Aspects Injuries are a part of every sport. In fact, according to Safe Kids Worldwide study, 2.6 million athletes aged 19 and under are treated in emergency departments each year for sports and recreation-related injuries. These figures do not even include injuries handled by family doctors or injuries...
The most common type of injury is also the simplest to prevent: muscle strain. Muscle strains can be divided into three main categories based on how long it takes to heal: acute, which is the initial injury; subacute, which is one step further along in the recovery process; and chronic, which means you have this problem for life.
The least common type of injury is also the most serious: brain injury. Brain injuries can be either open or closed. With an open brain injury, there is no coverings over the brain tissue that gets damaged. This can be because someone has cut themselves on the skull or someone has beaten up the brain with their fists or feet. With a closed head injury, the brain covers itself so it can continue to function even when something goes wrong inside it. The cause of this kind of injury is usually some sort of violent force to the head; things like shots to the head, falls from a great height, collisions with other people, or being hit by objects such as balls or bats.
Sports injuries are those that occur when participating in sports or exercising. Sports injuries are classified into two types: Acute injuries happen unexpectedly when playing or exercising. They usually require medical attention right away to prevent further damage to the body. Chronic injuries happen gradually over time without any major breaks.
The most common acute sports injuries include ankle sprains, arm fractures, chest pains, deep cuts, heat strokes, and heart attacks. Chronic sports injuries include back pain, cancer, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, fever, influenza, kidney problems, nerve problems, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, pneumonia, stress fractures, tendonitis, and urinary tract infections. There are many other diseases and conditions that can arise from sports activities; therefore, it's important for you to know the signs of a sports injury.
If you suffer from a sports injury, take the time to understand how it happened. Was it your fault? If you continue to play through the pain, you could get hurt worse. See your doctor if you experience any symptoms following an accident such as pain, swelling, discoloration, or loss of function. He or she will be able to help you determine what type of injury you have suffered and give you appropriate treatment.