Sports injuries refer to the types of injury that happen during the practice sports or exercise. Some sports injuries result from accidents; others are due to poor training practices, improper equipment, lack of conditioning, or insufficient warm-up and stretching.Some of the most common sports injuries are-
- Dislocation of joints
- Bone fracture
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Tear of the tendons that support
joints and allow them to move
- Swollen muscles
- Knee injuries
- Pain along the shin bone
Never try to “work through” the pain of a sports injury. Stop playing or exercising when you feel pain. Playing or exercising more only causes more harm. Some injuries should be seen by a doctor right away. Others you can treat yourself.
You should call a doctor when:
- The injury causes severe pain, swelling, or numbness
- You can’t put any weight on the area
- An old injury hurts or aches
- An old injury swells
- The joint doesn’t feel normal or feels unstable.
If you don’t have any of these signs, it may be safe to treat the injury at home. If the pain or other symptoms get worse, you should call your doctor. Use the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing. Follow these four steps right after the injury occurs and do so for at least 48 hours.
Chiropractor Dr. Jas Walia is an expert in diagnosing, treating and managing sports-related injuries. In fact, through a comprehensive history and physical examination, Dr. Jas Walia helps to determine the cause of pain as well as recommend an appropriate plan of management. The goal of chiropractic techniques is to restore or enhance joint function while resolving joint inflammation, reducing pain and restoring proper function.
If you or someone you know has suffered a sports injuries, Dr. Walia can help you.