Thursday, 7 March 2013

Sports Injury Treatment – Fast Relief and Healthy Return to Ground

Sports injuries are commonly due to overwork, direct impact, or the application of force or pressure greater than the body part can withstand. An injury that happens unexpectedly is known as an acute injury. Chronic injuries are caused by overusing the same muscle groups or joints. Bad technique and structural abnormalities are causes for the development of chronic injuries. 

Medical investigation of a sports injury is important, because one may be injured more seriously than we expect. Sometimes, what seems like an ankle sprain may be a bone fracture.

Common type of Sports Injuries

Almost all sports injuries are like the same, but there are important differences in between them. Below given the list of some common problems;

Sprains - Injuries to ligaments
Strains - Injuries to muscles or tendons
Tendinitis - Inflammation of tendon
Fasciitis - Inflammation of a layer of fibrous tissue covers many muscles and tendons.
Bursitis - Inflammation of the small, fluid-like sacs that cushion joints, muscles, or bones like miniature shock absorbers.
Dislocations - Often very painful and disabling, dislocations occur when bones slip out of their proper alignment in a joint.
Fractures – The break in the continuity and integrity of a bone
Contusions - Bleeding into tissues caused by direct physical injury

Method of Prevention

You can reduce the chances of sports injuries if you take the following precautions on your performance.

  • Make warm up throughout the sports event by performing slow, sustained stretches.
  • Wear appropriate footwear and helmet, pads, etc.
  • Strap or tape vulnerable joints, if necessary.
  • Try to avoid exercising at the time of high temperature, usually between 11am and 3pm.
  • Maintain good level of overall fitness.
  • Cool down after sport with smooth, sustained stretches.
  • Take adequate recovery time between sessions
  • Make regular medical checkups.

Treatments for Sports Injuries

Treatment depends on the seriousness of injury. See your orthopaedic doctor if pain persists for a couple of days. The pain is sometimes due to the fracture of bone. Physiotherapy can help to rehabilitate the injured part and exercises needed to keep strength and flexibility depending on the injury. Returning to sport after injury should be depends on the assessment and opinion of your doctor or physiotherapist.

If your injury is petty and does not require medical treatments you can treat it at home using RICE therapy.

RICE stands for:
Rest – avoid regular exercise and reduce your daily physical activity.
Ice – apply an ice pack to the affected area for 10–30 minutes. 
Compression – use elastic compression bandages to limit swelling.
Elevation – keep the injured leg, knee, arm, elbow or wrist raised above the level of the heart to reduce swelling.

Advanced Treatments
For advanced sports injury treatments, you should need to consult an experienced orthopaedic surgeon. He provides highly specialized evaluation, assessment and treatment of the entire musculoskeletal system and other body parts allow you to move, work and be active like bones, ligaments, tendons, joints, muscles and nerves. Orthopedic conditions can often successfully treated non-surgically but surgery is an important alternative.

Dr. Mohan Thadi, an experienced orthopedic surgeon practicing in Medical Trust Hospital Kochi, Kerala, India having 20 years of experience in his filed. Patients from more than 20 countries visits him for orthopaedic treatments and he is well known to them as a dedicated and energetic doctor. He offers all type of orthopaedic treatments like
 trauma management, knee replacement, arthroscopy,  elbow replacement, etc at affordable cost.

For more details about orthopaedic treatments and its cost,

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