Intense training schedule for many Athletes, especially for young athletes in high competitive sports, can bring negative outcomes. Injuries among athletes in early age mainly fall into two different categories: overuse injuries and acute injuries.
Both overuse and acute injuries have effects to the soft issue, which are muscles and ligaments, and bones.
Types of Sports Injuries
- Caused by a sudden trauma
- occur gradually over time, when an athletic activity is repeated so often, parts of the body do not have enough time to heal between playing
Type of Injury
- Acute Injury
- Ice (for first 48 to 72 hours or until swelling goes down)
- Compression (help decrease swelling)
- Elevation ( raise your ankle above your heart to reduce swelling and bruising)
How to Prevent Painful Sprains
- Eat a well-balanced diet to keep muscles strong, such as milk and diary products
2. Maintain a healthy weight and exercise everyday to minimize the risk of sprains
3. Warm up and stretch before playing a sport
4. Avoid exercising or playing sports when tired or in pain
5. wear footwear that supports, protects, and fits your feet and ankles