Sports Injury

What is a Sports Injury?

A sports injury refers to any type of injury sustained during physical activity, exercise, or sports. These injuries can range from minor sprains and strains to more serious conditions like fractures and ligament tears.

What are signs & symptoms of a Sports Injury?

  • Pain or discomfort
  • Swelling or bruising
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Weakness or instability in the affected area
  • Popping or crunching sounds at the time of injury
  • Inability to use the affected limb or joint

Sports Injury FAQ

Common sports injuries include ankle sprains, ACL tears, shin splints, tennis elbow, hamstring strains, and concussions.

Preventing sports injuries involves warming up properly before activity, wearing appropriate protective gear, using proper technique, gradually increasing the intensity of workouts, and ensuring adequate rest and recovery.

You should seek medical attention if you experience severe pain, swelling, numbness, an inability to bear weight, joint instability, or if symptoms do not improve with rest and home care.

Treatment options vary depending on the injury but can include rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE), physical therapy, medication for pain and inflammation, and in some cases, surgery.

Some sports injuries, especially if not properly treated, can lead to long-term issues such as chronic pain, decreased range of motion, or increased risk of re-injury.

For a proper diagnosis and recommended treatment plan, we suggest you consult with a podiatrist for professional help and care.