Nowadays, increasing numbers of people want to stay fit and even their health professionals suggest them physical exercise for maintaining pace with the fast life. However, some people, who overdo exercise or do them improperly, end with sports injuries.

What are Sports injuries?

The term sports injury refers to all kinds of injuries that happen during sports or exercise. Some sports injuries may occur from accidents and others due to poor training postures, insufficient equipment, lack of conditioning, or improper warm-up and stretching.

Common Sports Injuries

Muscle strains and sprains
Tears of ligaments
Dislocated joints
Tears of the tendons that allow joints to move
Fractured bones

Hip Replacement

Signs of acute injuries

Acute injuries like strained back, sprained ankle, or fractured hand occur suddenly during activity. Signs of an acute injury are:

Sudden and severe pain
Extreme tenderness in an upper limb
Extreme limb weakness
Inability to lift or place weight
Dislocation or break of a bone

Signs of Chronic Injuries

Chronic injuries commonly occur from overusing one part of the body while exercising or playing a sport for a long time. Their signs may include:

Pain while performing an activity
A dull ache while taking rest

When to seek treatment for injuries

When injury causes pain, numbness, and swelling

When you are unable to tolerate any weight on the affected area
When dull ache of an old injury is joined b y increased joint abnormality or swelling or instability.

How can sports injuries be cured?

The most of the severe injuries need to be seen immediately in an emergency room and in other cases it is best to consult our Sports injury specialists.

Depending on the severity of your injury and your preference or long term problems, you may contact the following:

A. An orthopaedic surgeon for the perfect diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system that involves bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, muscle and nerves.
B. A physiotherapist/ physical therapist helps you strengthen muscles and joints after your recovery and prevents further injury.

How do we treat sports injuries?

It is one of the common treatments that we provide for the treatment of musculoskeletal sports injuries. Immobilization includes reducing movement so that further damage could be prevented. Immobilization reduces the pain, swelling and muscle spasm by allowing the blood supply to flow more directly to injury and helps the healing process begin.

We use latest techniques and equipment like Slings to immobilize upper body- arms and shoulders. Splints and casts are used to protect and support injured bones and soft tissues.

For repairing torn connective tissues or to realign bones, we perform surgery. The most of the musculoskeletal sports injuries don’t require surgery.

A key part of recovering from sports injuries is exercise programs designed by specialists to return the injured part to normal functioning. For planning, rehabilitation program requires health care professionals and we have some excellent professionals who take complete care of you.

Cold or cryotherapy: cold therapy is one of the most effective methods of easing the pain by numbing the injured area. Ice packs help reducing inflammation by constricting blood vessels and then limiting blood flow to the injured tissues.

Heat/thermotherapy: Heating pads or heat lamps cause the blood vessels to dilate and increase blood flow to the injury site.

Massage: rubbing, manual pressing, and manipulation soothe tense muscle and direct the blood flow to the injury site.