Sports injuries are the injuries caused by overuse of muscles and ligaments and are common in sports individuals. Sports injuries may affect different body parts. Some of the common sports injuries include:
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot and ankle injuries include the injuries in the leg below the knee and they are common in athletes while playing sports such as football, hockey, and skating. Treatment for foot and ankle sports injuries can be provided by general orthopaedic surgeons or foot and ankle specialists. The treatment provided can be in the form of orthotics, braces, physical therapy, injections or surgery. Common sports injuries include sprains and strains, ankle fractures, and Achilles tendinitis.
Severe pain in shoulders while playing your favourite sports such as tennis, basketball and gymnastics may be because of a torn ligament in shoulder or shoulder dislocation. These may be caused by overuse of shoulder while playing sports. Simple pain or acute injuries may be treated with conservative treatment whereas chronic injuries may require surgical treatment.
Fractures of the femur bone, labral tear and hip dislocation are some of the common sports injuries affecting the hip. Hip joint is a weight-bearing joint and is more susceptible to injuries while playing sports. Hip injuries require immediate medical intervention to avoid further complications.
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a major stabilising ligament in the knee which may tear with overuse of the knee while playing sports. The ACL has poor ability to heal and may cause instability. Other common sports injuries in the knee are cartilage damage and meniscal tear. Knee injuries in sports may require surgical intervention that can be performed using open surgical or minimally invasive technique.