McLEOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 13 SEPTEMBER 2021
Dr. Artwork Jordan
Sports activities associated accidents may end up from various kinds of occasions. Many accidents are brought on by trauma that entails muscle tissue, ligaments, tendons, or bones. Some accidents may also come from overuse when the physique doesn’t have the correct time to heal. The sorts of trauma many athletes expertise embody bone fractures, strains, sprains, dislocations, and contusions.
A fracture is a break in a bone that always is the results of a fall or blow to that space. Fractures can vary in severity from a easy fracture to a compound fracture. A compound or open fracture is probably the most extreme, as that is when the bone protrudes via the pores and skin. Therapy for a fracture ranges from relaxation to realignment and even surgical procedure.
A pressure is a tear or pull of a muscle or tendon. The tendons join the muscle tissue to the bones. Most of these accidents may be both acute in nature or end result from overuse. Some widespread sports activities examples of overuse circumstances are runner’s knee, tennis elbow, and shin splints. Ache can point out potential harm, requiring relaxation or an analysis by a medical skilled.
A sprain is a tear or a stretch of a ligament. Ligaments join bones to bones and bones to cartilage together with holding collectively bones in your joints. You generally hear of individuals “spraining their ankle” however sprains may also happen in lots of different components of the physique such because the knee, elbow, or wrist. Therapy for a sprain can embody “RICE,” or, relaxation, ice, compression and elevation.
A dislocation happens when drive is positioned on a joint, forcing the joint “misplaced.” Usually, dislocations happen throughout excessive impression or contact sports activities akin to soccer. Fingers are sometimes the first perpetrator of a dislocation together with the shoulder. An X-ray following a dislocation is really useful to make sure no fracture has occurred.
A contusion or bruise is an harm to the smooth tissue inside our our bodies. Ache, adopted by swelling and discoloration are widespread outcomes of a contusion. Contusions can happen by a blunt drive akin to a kick or fall. Contusions are fairly often seen from contact sports activities akin to soccer and basketball.
To stop harm, athletes ought to keep away from overuse of muscle tissue and may prepare correctly for every sport. This may imply exercising and coaching all year long and never simply in the course of the aggressive season. Carrying appropriately fitted protecting gear and utilizing correct tools may also assist in stopping accidents. Warming up and cooling down earlier than and after play is essential. Pre-game and post-game stretching can preserve muscle tissue versatile and in addition cut back the chance of harm. Being attentive to the meals you eat can stop harm, too. Embody a lot of calcium in your food plan and make sure you keep hydrated to maintain your physique and bones sturdy.
In the event you skilled a sports activities harm, are having ache for various hours, or if one thing feels off in your physique, schedule an appointment to be seen by a health care provider. The earlier you search therapy, the earlier you possibly can return to play.
Dr. Artwork Jordan, a McLeod Sports activities Drugs and Household Drugs doctor, cares for sufferers at McLeod Orthopaedics in Florence and is accepting new sufferers. To schedule an appointment, name (843) 777-7900.