Sports and fitness are important to many and it is also vital to know the best ways to prevent the injuries that occur when indulging in your favourite sports. When you have had a long sedentary week and are looking for a way to prevent common injuries that occur during sports, consider carefully some precautions that will prevent this from occurring.
As noted by Keep Moving, the seven injuries that commonly occur include:
- Ankle pull or sprain
- Hamstring injury
- Shin splint
- Knee injuries
- Tennis elbow
In order to prevent injuries occurring commonly during sports, consider some simple precautions. When you stretch ligaments past their limit, there are tears which occur and injury to muscle fibres and tendons. Strains are essentially pulled muscles, ensure that you get proper care and rest in such cases or use a supporting cast or tie on which will not further over strain the already pulled muscles.
Overuse injuries are quite common among people who play a lot of sports, and it is important to always do a warm up before a game. Many a time people don’t play for a long time and then come out and go all out in a game. Indulge in a little warm up which will make your muscles ready for the game, especially depending on the kind of sport you plan to play ensure that you get a bit of exercise ahead of time.
Stop when fatigued. Commonly, injuries increase with fatigue as people tend to be less alert and over strain themselves leading to injuries occurring more commonly. With mild or moderate spots injuries, you can easily treat them at home, with a bit of regular exercise for the muscles.
For more severe conditions some therapy or physiotherapy by a professional may be necessary along with proper rest for the muscles.