Doing sports is great from all points of view. When we spend whole days at the offices with no air and opportunity to move properly, we get a desire to have an active week-end, which can turn out to be a disaster because of the traumas and injuries.
Here are the most frequent sports injuries and the proper ways to treat them.
What is this?: This kind of trauma is frequent among the athletes and consists in the twisting the foot inside or in the wrong direction. As a result. The outer tendons of the ankle get stretched.
What should be done: It is very important to do stretching exercises before doing sports and to strengthen the injured part of the body to prevent re-dislocation. You can find the necessary ex-s in the web, or ask a doctor about what should be done.
When you need to see a doctor: if a spot above the ankle becomes painful and sensitive – you should visit a doctor, it means the injury is quite deep.
Groin muscle stretching.
What is this?: Repetitive pushing movements can cause this kind of trauma. The most risky sports are hockey, cricket, football and baseball.
What should be done: You need a tight bandage, ice and rest. Too soon training practices can provoke a new trauma at the same spot.
When you need to see a doctor: If you have any tension in the area accompanied by a tumor – you need to see a specialist.
What is this?: This trauma is the result of the movements similar to barrier jumping or other actions requiring high leg lifting.
What should be done: Such injuries take a long time to be recovered, because the muscles are always in tension due to the walking process. Full recovery can be distinguished only in 6-12 months. The best way is to take a minimum of movement, which is really difficult because of the life rhythm.
What is this?: This is the pain in the muscles of the front part of the leg. It’s a frequent jogging trauma.
What should be done: You need a rest, ice and painkillers.
When you need to see a doctor: If the pain doesn’t leave you even if you have enough rest, you need to visit a specialist. Such injuries take about a month for full recovery.
“Tennis elbow” (epicondylitis).
What is this?: Permanent movement involving the elbows, like in the process of swings in tennis or golf, can cause a small rupture of ligaments.
What should be done: You should refuse from golf and tennis games and trainings for a considerable time to avoid the new trauma.
Of course, we should understand that if paint doesn’t leave us for a long time it is always necessary to visit a doctor. Sport is a risk, but you can’t risk in your own health.