Most sports activities and exercise can lead to injuries due to overuse, accidents, trauma, using ill-fitting and inappropriate equipment, poor training techniques or not warming-up properly before exercising. Some of the common sports injuries include sprains and strains in the muscles, ligaments or tendons, bone fractures and joint dislocation.
When you experience an injury during exercise or a sports activity, your doctor performs a thorough evaluation to accurately diagnose the problem. The first line of treatment is conservative treatment and may include protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation (PRICE) to relieve pain and inflammation. Other treatment options include pain medications, physiotherapy, immobilization, and surgery.
Some of the common sports injuries include: