If not paid attention to, a sports injury can be a serious problem!

Sports injuries 

Sports injuries occur due to either trauma or overuse of muscles/ joints. There are two sorts of sports injuries one is acute and the other one is chronic. An acute injury happens suddenly like a sprained ankle caused by an inconvenient landing. Whereas, chronic injuries are caused by repeated overuse of muscle groups or joints.

What causes sports injuries?

List of some of the reasons that contribute to sports injuries

  1. Poor training techniques
  2. Structural deformities
  3. Not taking the proper safety precautions for the sport
  4. Weakness in muscles
  5. Overtraining
  6. Uncertain exercising environments
  7. Not warming up correctly
  8. No knowledge of operating the sports equipment rightly

Here are the 6 common injuries that are caused by performing sport activities :-

Ankle injury 

Ankle sprains happen when your ankle ligaments are overstretched. The strains differ in their severity, from a mediocre twisted ankle to critical full ligament fractures. Although some ankle sprains are minor and recover with a short rest from exercises. Whereas others can be severe and necessitate urgent medical consideration.

ACL tear 

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the significant tear or strain in your knee. Athletes who engage in high demand sports that include jumping, landing, unexpected pauses or shifts in direction are most prone to hurt their ligaments. Sports such as soccer, basketball and downhill skiing are some of them. 

Groin strain 

A groin pull is an injury to any of the adductor tissues of the thigh. These are the muscles that are found on the inward side of the thigh. When the muscles are tensed vigorously or too abruptly, they may result in torn or over-stretched. Unexpected changes normally provoke a serious groin strain.

Hamstring injuries

A hamstring pain occurs when muscles are stretched beyond their limit or tear to the tendons at the back of the thigh. The word “hamstring” indicates the combination of 3 tissues that run along the back of the thigh, from your pelvis to just under your knee. They usually occur when sudden, convulsive actions like; sprinting, lunging or jumping take place. 

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is a natural state that happens when the broad tendon that goes down the back of your lower leg grows bothered and sore. The pain can occur inside the ligament itself or at the tip where it connects to the heel bone. It is the largest muscle in the body and is of two types insertional Achilles tendonitis and noninsertional Achilles tendonitis.

Runner’s knee

Runner’s knee is the popular term used to explain the state that causes discomfort throughout the kneecap area also identified as the patella. People who are overweight are mainly inclined to this disorder. Movements that constantly stresses the knee joint can cause dysfunction. This can involve walking, jumping, cycling, skiing and biking

Participate in your favourite sports without the fear of failure or pain

How to get quick recovery from a sports injury?

At, SquareOnePhysio we provide sports injury massage therapy.

In Physiotherapy, our Pain to Performance Model allows you to eliminate pain, correct the factors that caused it and deliver you to a place that enables you to perform better than before.

That’s ideally suited to situations in which a person suffers an injury that does not require invasive treatment, like surgery. 

Find out about the benefits that come along with our sports injury massage therapy done by our certified practitioners.