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Sports Injuries 101

SPORTS MEDICINE What Is SPORTS MEDICINE? 101 • Medical care/treatment geared towards athletes • Focus on athletic injuries • Ex: concussions, ACL tears, stress fractures 3 TOP SPORTS INJURIES CONCUSSIONS Symptoms: Headache, dizziness, confusion, nausea Common in football, soccer, ice hockey Treatment: Rest, pain Caused by a blow to the head management OVERUSE INJURIES Symptoms: Chronic soreness, stiffness, limited motion Common for all athletes Caused by repetitive motion/over-training Treatment: rest, physical therapy ACUTE INJURIES Symptoms: Instant pain, swelling, bruising Breaks, sprains, and strains Common in contact sports: Football, wrestling O Treatment: cast/sling, Caused by sudden trauma ice, rest STAY IN THE GAME THIS FALL: BEAT SPORTS INJURIES 1. WEAR PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR AND PADDING 2. WARM-UP/STRETCH BEFORE ACTIVITY 3. MAINTAIN GOOD CONDITIONING 4. USE PROPER TECHNIQUES DURING PLAY 5. IF INJURED, DON'T RETURN UNTIL YOU'RE HEALED PROVIDED BY UBURBAN ORIHOPAEDICS SOURCES fitness_list.html ghschool/news?slug-yen-8904209

Sports Injuries 101

shared by BrittSE on Aug 26
Concussions, overuse injuries, and acute injuries are all common injuries experienced by athletes. Players can stay safe by wearing protective padding and maintaining good conditioning. Discover more ...


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