Sports injuries are defined as the injuries that occur while playing a sport. Sports require a high amount of physical activity and sportsmen make use of different parts of the body to play their sport. Overuse of certain parts of the body and lack of proper training leads to injury in the sportsmen. Sports injury may relate to the bones, muscles or other internal organs of the brain. Common types of bone injuries include sprain, fractures, strains, and bruises. The muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissues of the body may become over-stretched or tear off due to intense activity. This happens in sports such as running, cycling, swimming etc. Trauma to the brain is another injury that can happen during direct sports such as football, basketball, wrestling etc. Sports injuries though very painful, are not always serious and proper rest, medications, ice compressors and physical exercises can help alleviate the symptoms and provide relief to the patients. In severe cases, where these methods do not work, surgery might be required such as in an ACL tear. In some cases, sportsmen might need to get the permission of the doctor before they start to play again.
It is defined as a traumatic brain injury and occurs when the brain undergoes rapid acceleration inside the skull. Footballers and other direct sports athlete are at a high risk for a concussion as there are chances of the head directly hitting the ground. An examination by a neurosurgeon is required to determine the extent of an injury.
Sports injuries are often not serious and surgical procedures are not required to treat them. Sportsmen can take precautions such as proper work out and training, healthy diet and sufficient rest to avoid much of the injuries. In order to recover from a sports injury, it is important that the patients follow the instructions given by the physician properly. Most of the sports injuries are treated by good rest, taking anti-inflammatory medications and by doing the exercise that the physician has prescribed. Following a strict physical exercise regimen is important to gain back movement and functionality in cases such as runner’s knee, Achilles Tendonitis, sprained ankle etc. using compression on the affected area may reduce swelling which may develop after the injury. Regular ice packs and compression may help. Apart from these Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) help in managing the pain. Another of the most important factor that needs to be kept in mind while recovering from a sports injury is that the patient should get sufficient rest and should not resume their sports immediately after the injury. This may cause further complications and damage to the injured part. They should consult their physicians before resuming their sports activities.
Surgery in Mumbai, Thane
Our medical facility in Mumbai, Thane is equipped to handle all sports-related injuries. Our surgeons are skilled in performing complex procedures and surgeries involving ligament tear like knee arthroscopy. Our surgeons are highly skilled and have vast knowledge and experience in the field of orthopedics. Our facility has all the modern technologies required to perform any complex procedure. The success rate of surgeries of sports injuries like ACL reconstruction is very good. Our highly trained medical staff takes the best care of the patients and ensures that they recover fast from their injuries with minimum discomfort.
SPORTS INJURY FAQs
Does an Orthopaedist treat sports injuries?
Yes. All sports injuries related to the musculoskeletal system like fracture, sprain, bruises or ligament tear are treated by an Orthopaedist. But he may not treat sports injuries related to nerves and muscles.