Sports injuries refer to injuries substained during sports or exercise.
Common Causes of Sport Injuries are:
- Poor training practices
- Improper equipment
- Lack of conditioning
- Insufficient warm up and stretching
Common Types of Sports Injuries:
- Muscle Pull, Muscle Strain and Cramps
- Ligament Tear or Sprain
- Meniscus Injury
- Dislocated Joints
- Fractured bones
What Should you do when you Suffer a Sport Injury?
Very minor injuries often resolve in one or two days with the RICE principle (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). If injury does not improve in 1-2 days, a sport physiotherapist can help you resolve the problem from minimizing pain to maximize your performance in sports. Sports physiotherapy also has a role in the prevention of injury.
Sports injury treatment is vital to the healing and physiotherapy rehabilitation process and should be performed as soon as possible.
How Fast can I Return to Sports?
The timeline for return to sporting activity depends on many factors. The type and location of injury, the severity of the injury, your age, other medical problems, and the type of sport or activity all play a role in the recovery time. The key to returning to safe activity is proper physiotherapist assessment and physical therapy treatment as soon as possible following an sport injury.