Sports Injuries

In non-contact sport, for example running, tennis and gym work, injuries are usually the result of poor technique such as ignoring
advice to warm up, or not using equipment properly.

In contact sports, for example boxing, rugby, and ice hockey, injuries are more often due to trauma received as part of the sport.

Common Injuries
Pulled muscles.
Muscle Strain.
Shin Splints.
Muscle Spasm.
Cuts and bruises.
Broken bones.

For more useful information about Sports Injuries - click here.

Basic treatment of sports injuries - RICE

Ice - apply an ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a

Compression - use an elastic bandage that extends well above and below the injury.

Elevate - the injured area above the heart if possible.

Painkillers and anti-inflammatory rubs and tablets should always be available in case of injury.

When to see the doctor Seek medical advice for the following:

Head injury with loss of consciousness.
Any cut that will not stop bleeding.
Possible bone fracture.
If the symptoms of soft tissue injury are not improving after 48 hours.


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Updated: Friday, 10 September 2010