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Injuries are common while participating in organized sports, competitions, training exercises, or fitness activities.

Poor training methods, inadequate warm-up, and lack of conditioning are a few of the causes of sports injuries.

Fatigue and overuse are also significant contributors to an injury, and not excluding also the psychosocial aspects and dehydration that cause athletes to be prone to injuries.

Coping with sports injuries often requires physical rehabilitation. Physical therapy helps people rebuild strength and movement in parts of their body after an injury. Therapy can also help someone manage pain and prevent permanent damage and recurring problems. Each sport carries its own risk of injury for the athlete. Physical therapists are trained to help patients recover following an injury. As part of physical therapy, they can teach exercises, stretches, and techniques using specialized equipment to address problems.

What are the injuries in sports?

Sports injuries refer to the kinds of injury that occur during sports or exercise. While it is possible to injure any part of the body when playing sports, the term sports injuries is commonly used to refer to injuries of the musculoskeletal system

What particular body parts can be injured when you play games or sports?

Injuries include:
  • sprains, strains and spasms affecting muscles, ligaments, tendons.
  • injury to ligaments (hip ligaments, knee ligaments, foot and ankle ligaments)
  • injury to tendons (e.g., Achilles tendon)
  • dislocation of joints (e.g., shoulder, knee)
  • bone fractures.

How do you prevent sports injuries?

Take these five steps to prevent injuries so you can stay in the game:
  1. Wear protective gear, such as helmets, protective pads, and other gear.
  2. Warm up and cool down.
  3. Know the rules of the game.
  4. Watch out for others.
  5. Don’t play when you’re injured.