Injuries are a part of life.
Whether it is a kid falling and scraping their knee.
To someone getting punched in the face and suffering from a broken nose.
A sports Injury…
There are many types of injuries. Some are long-term and others are short-term.
Injuries have always interested me. And I loved studying the injuries hockey players got. Because if several players suffered from the same injury there was always something different about them.
While I could. And probably will do a hundred posts for Injury Prevention Day, I will do a main one.
What is an Injury?
- Personal Injury is a legal term. The injury can be to the body/mind/emotions. In other words it is something that happens that has to make someone recover.
What are the 3 types of Injuries?
- Acute: Single/Traumatic event. Typically muscle strains, shoulder dislocation/separations/wrist fracture.
- Overuse Injuries: Subtle injuries that occur overtime. Repetitive micro-trauma. Usually seen on tendons and joints. An example: Tennis Elbow/Runners knee.
- Chronic Injury: Any injury that has prolonged over a period of 3+ months.
Why do injuries occur?
- Lack of technique.
- Improper training
- Biochemical issues with an athlete.
- Unplanned Event (Fall/collision).
What medical tests can be done to diagnose an injury?
- CT Scan
- Those are the main. There are many others that can be done.
How to heal from an injury?
- See a doctor.
- Do the recommended treatments.
- Ice the injury.
- Take some pain meds (advil/tylonel) in moderation when it is needed.
- Apply heat when needed.
I have made this mistake more then once. Do not go back to play/daily activities until you are really ready.
While you will be invincible the first time or two. It does catch up to you and causes more problems.