Sports injuries refer to the kinds of injury that occur during sports or exercise. The term sports injuries is commonly used to refer to injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Physical therapy helps people rebuild strength and movement in parts of their body after an injury. Physicians, athletic trainers and physical therapists continue to gain more knowledge in preventing and diagnosing sports injuries. Sports injuries are caused by overuse, direct impact or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. Chronic injuries are caused by overusing the same muscle groups or joints. Sports injuries are injuries that usually occur during or around sporting activities. Sports injuries refer to the kinds of injury that occur during sports or exercise. Acupuncture is used effectively to reduce the pain and inflammation of sports injuries by increasing the blood circulation to specific areas of the body. Sports injuries can either be acute or chronic. Acute injuries occur suddenly during activity. Signs of an acute injury include: a sudden severe pain, inability to place weight, swelling, extreme tenderness, weakness, redness, throbbing sensation, a visible brake or dislocation and limited or no range of motion. Chronic injuries are typically the result of overusing certain areas of the body during sports or exercise over a long period of time. Signs of a chronic injury include: a dull aching sensation when resting, intermittent or constant swelling and pain during exercise and stiffness of an area that gets better with movement. The most common sports injuries and ailments that can successfully treat include:
-Neck and back pain
-Repetitive strain injury
-Sprains and strains- particularly twisted ankles
-Achilles tendon injuries
MRI scans and other techniques can be very expensive and are often only available to patients with good medical insurance or who can cover the cost out of pocket. Sports physical therapy often allows the patient the opportunity to heal from injury without invasive surgeries and procedures that often end the patient’s ability to participate in their favorite activities. Immobilisation is a treatment that helps prevent further damage by reducing movement. It also reduces pain, muscle swelling and muscle spasm and speeds up the healing process by encouraging blood to flow directly to the injured area. Rehabilitation is an important part of treating sports injuries. A rehabilitation programme aims to return the injured body part to normal function by gradually introducing it to movement and exercise. Compartment syndrome may be caused by a one-time traumatic injury such as a fractured bone or a hard blow to the thigh by repeated hard blows or by ongoing overuse which may occur. Chronic injuries are caused by overusing the same muscle groups or joints. Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. An injury that happens suddenly such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkward footfall is known as an acute injury. Muscle pulls are very common and can happen to any athlete. Small tears occur within that lead to a strain when muscle is stretched too far or exceeds its tensile load. Inadequate warm up exercises, muscle fatigue, lack of flexibility, and muscle weakness can cause all kinds of athletes to pull a muscle. Back pain which can be mild or severe, or periodic or chronic.