Sports injuries are injuries that most commonly occur during sports or exercise. Sports injuries may occur because of accidents, poor training practices or with use of improper gear. Injuries may also be caused when an individual is not medically fit or because of insufficient warm up and stretching exercises.
Sports injuries may be acute or chronic. Some of the common injuries suffered by sports personalities include sprains and strains, swollen muscles, knee injuries, fractures, joint dislocations, pain along the shin bone, and achilles tendon injuries. These sports injuries, based on the severity, may be treated at home or require medical intervention.
Acute injuries may be treated with Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (RICE) or with use of non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Severe injuries may require surgical intervention. You may be a candidate for minimally invasive surgeries where your surgeon performs surgery with minimal incision using Arthroscope. This procedure helps you recover faster and has several other advantages. At times, the condition may not be appropriate for minimally invasive surgery and open surgeries may be performed. Your sports medicine specialist will decide the type of surgery to be performed based on the severity and site of injury.