sports injuries

amisha bhardwaj

what is a sports injury?

  • it refers to the kinds of injury that occur during sports or exercise.
  • commonly used to refer to injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

types of common sports injuries

  • sprains
  • dislocation of joints
  • fractures of the bones
  • shin splints
  • tearing of the muscle

how can sports injuries be avoided?

  1. wear protective gear, such as helmets, protective pads, and other gear that the sport requires
  2. warm up and cool down.
  3. don't play when you're injured.
  4. take time off. Plan to have at least 1 day off per week from a particular sport to allow the body to recover.
  5. strengthen muscles and use conditioning exercises during practice to strengthen muscles used in play.
  6. take breaks because rest periods during practice and games can reduce injuries and prevent heat illness.
  7. drink plenty of fluids before, during and after exercise or play