Sports medicine orthopedics specializes in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, and they provide specialized treatments to help injured people get back to normal life.
Sports injuries include acute and overuse injuries, and this can be treated with a combination of surgical procedures (if necessary) and physical therapy treatments. Your sports medicine physician will assess your injury and recommend a personalized treatment plan that best suits your specific health needs and recovery goals.
In most cases, you can treat injuries from strenuous workout activities right at home.
Not all exercise injuries need immediate medical attention. Depending on how badly you got hurt, different treatment options are available.
Physical activity often affects your joints, such as knees, shoulders, and elbows. Some of the most common sports injuries to these areas include:
- Ankle sprain.
- Hamstring strains
- Pulled ground
- Shin splints
- Knee injuries such as ACL injuries, MCL injuries, and kneecap dislocations
For anyone involved in sports, it becomes very important to use best practices in preventing injury so that in season and off-season, your body can be functioning at its best.
In some cases, athletic injuries can be avoided. However, prevention is a great way to increase your odds of avoiding injury.
The following tips can help you prevent sporting injuries:
1- Get regular exercise:
The more often you exercise the more your body is used to being active, and this conditioning makes it harder for your body to get injured when you’re physically active.
2- Stay hydrated and fueled:
Your body is meant to exercise and play, but only when it is properly fueled. It’s easier to get a serious injury when your body is dehydrated or lacks the nutrition it needs for peak performance.
3- Incorporate Both Strength Training and Stretching:
When you are training for a specific sport, it can be easy to focus solely on that sport or activity and to ignore other types of training. However, incorporating a balance of strength training and stretching (regardless of your sport) is important for keeping your body injury-free.
4- Listen to Your Body:
Especially when it comes to overuse injuries, listening to your body is the all-important tip that you never want to ignore. Using the 10 percent rule is a good way to focus this tip into a weekly guideline. Do not increase your training program by more than 10 percent per week.
5- Perfect your technique:
There are proper techniques for all forms of exercise. Practicing proper form is a great way to avoid straining your body.
6-Get plenty of sleep:
While you sleep, your body recovers from all the activities you did during the day. Lack of sleep interrupts your body’s recovery process and leaves you susceptible to injury.
You don’t have to live with severe pain from an athletic injury. Here at Blue Tree Clinic Dubai, our expert sports medicine team is made up of board-certified orthopedic surgeons, a board-certified foot and ankle specialist, and certified athletic trainers.
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