May 11, 2012
The Common Causes of Sports Injuries.
Sport injuries are an epidemic in the U.S. and there’s little anybody can do
to stop them. The good part of partaking in athletics is that it’s a great way to get
and stay in shape. The bad part is suffering an injury in competition can flush a
potential winning season down the drain. The ugly is that a sports injury can effect
more than just a season; it can affect an athlete’s life even when he/she stops
playing. Since sports injuries are so prevalent, I will explore specific ways to help
Prevent such painful acts to occur. Pay attention and be sure to consider the tips on
the causes and prevention of sports injuries.
Stretching and warming up is focal step in the attempt to prevent injuries.
Growing up playing numerous of sports, I was always told to stretch before playing.
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This reality explains when a pulled muscle comes into play.
Have you ever played a game where two people race toward
each other in a car and the first one to give up wins! The game is
exhilarating to say the least but the consequences of not giving up can cause a head
on impact that will be sure to make a mark or worse. The same scenario applies
with sport injuries. The impact of the two cars colliding is similar to two human
beings colliding with each other. The difference lies in the impact and the
momentum. It’s fun to play but a collision can cause a bruise, tear, or break and even
death in some sports. Athletes must try to avoid a crash or collision. Proper
equipment should reduce impact also.
Overuse injuries occur when excessive and repetitive force is placed on the
bones and other connective tissues of the body (Browne). Overuse injuries can be
caused by not training properly. In a situation were someone was to
Hop in the gym early to prep for an upcoming season and they do a few reps without
a trainer and hurt themselves is one example. Another example
is using poor techniques in the weight room. Common overuse injuries include
tendonitis, tennis elbow, and shin splits (Quinn). Reducing the intensity and
duration during the workouts can help an athlete avoid injury.
Whenever the decision is made to play any sport be cautious of the steps
taking while working out. Be sure to stretch and/or warm-up before and after
games and workouts. Have a trainer close by to monitor the progress of the exercise.
This might be tough to do but try to avoid collisions at all cost and have fun!
-Quinn, Elizabeth. “Overuse Syndrome – Chronic Pain & Sports
injury”. Sportsmedicine.about.com. 28 Oct. 2008. Web. 2 April. 2012
-Browne, Stan. Clarke, Deb. Henson, Peter. Hristofski, Frida. Jeffreys, Vicki. Kovacs,
Peter. Lambert, Karen. Simpson, Danielle. “PDHPE Application & Inquiry
Second Edition HSC Course”. Oup.com.au. 15 Oct. 2009. Web. 2 April. 2012
-Bird, Stephen. Black, Neil. Newton, Phillip. “Sports Injuries: Causes, Diagnosis,
Treatment and Prevention”. GoogleBooks.com. Pub 1997. Web. 31 Mar. 2012