Are injuries stopping you from playing the sports you love? Or are you constantly haunted by that old injury that has never fully healed?
Exercise is a crucial part of health and development in everyone, including the elderly.
What are sporting injuries?
Sporting injuries can occur from a variety of issues but the most common are trauma and repetitive use. Both usually develop pain as soon as the injury occurs. When trauma is involved pain can be severe and may require surgical intervention, especially if cracks or pops are heard during the injury.
Repetitive strain injury is usually the result of excessive load on a muscle causing it to fatigue and become tired. This may take time to create a severe and painful injury. The excessive load can be placed by constant use of the muscle or be a result of muscle imbalances. These muscle imbalances can sometimes be easy to fix. Once every muscle is doing its job properly, no other muscle has to recruit the extra workload
How can we help?
When it comes to sports injuries and management, the key is to figure out how the injury has occurred and retrace the steps. In serious injury, referral may need to be made to a specialist for possible surgical intervention. Either way, it is important to get on top of sports injuries as soon as possible to prevent possible further harm.