4 Major Sports Injuries and Treatment Options

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Around the globe, 3 million of sports participants go through injuries during sports or exercise it does not happen due to sports participation but extra training time, lack of conditioning, an improper form of some technique or failing to warm up are the exact reason of sports injuries. Most common types of sports injuries with their treatment options are listed here.

Injuries and Treatment Options:

Treatment methods to cure injuries happened during sports or any exercise are mainly dependant on the type of injury. Below certain injuries are listed with their recommended best treatment methods.
ankle sprain

A Sprained Ankle:

It occurs due to overstretching of ligaments that support joints. Stepping on an uneven surface may be a cause. This may lead to low or severe pain depending on the damage. Its treating technique is termed as RICE:

  • R: rest
  • I: ice
  • C: compression
  • E: elevation

Runner’s Knee:

This condition is also termed as patellofemoral pain syndrome. It is a severely painful condition that happens due to the damage to the tendons, joint lining, or any other soft tissues of the knee. In addition to pain, runner’s knee may lead to popping and cracking. The technique RICE – rest, ice, compression, and elevation is used to get rid of the pain. For better relief nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, and orthotics may also be used. You can also find and consult with the best orthopedic physician in Lahore, Karachi and all other main cities of Pakistan via Marham.pk.

A Stress Fracture:

It is an overuse injury that happens when muscles are no longer able to absorb the impact from physical activity, and a bone faces the pressure, resulting in a breakage. Mostly stress fractures occur in the lower legs and feet. To allow a stress fracture to heal rest is strongly recommended.
stress fracture

Tennis Elbow:

It is an overuse injury that may be associated with racket sports. It is mainly characterized by inflammation of the tendons on the outside of the elbow caused by small tears. It leads to severe pain and may be responsible for a weak grip. It can be treated by any of the following techniques:

Due to fear of injury never stop your kids to enter in the ground. Physical activities are good for health and living behind the walls does not guarantee safe life.

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She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.