Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are often caused by over usage, direct impact, or if the applied force is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. An injury that happens suddenly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an unpleasant footfall, is known as an acute injury.

Chronic injuries are caused by overusing the similar muscle groups or joints. Bad methods and structural abnormalities can also contribute to the development of chronic injuries. Medical investigation of any sports injury is important, because you may be harm more severely than you think. For example, what seems like an ankle sprain may actually be a bone fracture

Which parts of the body are commonly affected by sports injuries?

Muscles and Bones Ligaments thick bands of tissue that join 1 bone to the other

Joints the region at which 2 or more bones meet each other (the hips, elbows, ankles and knees are some of the most important joints)

Cartilage strong, flexible tissue that protects the surface of joints and gives way for the bones to slide over each other

Tendons strong, rubbery cords that connect muscles to bones

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