Introduction to Sports Injuries
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Sports injury encompasses a large area of medical concerns, usually related to musculoskeletal conditions. Basically, it covers all acute injuries and chronic ailments due to specific physical activities. It includes problems that result from physical training, martial arts, competitive sports, being a “weekend warriors,” outdoor activities, and competitions. People that participate in these activities commonly stress or damage muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints – the areas that are used the most.
Sports injury medicine has evolved into a specific medical category that focuses on treating these injuries, which include: medial & lateral epicondylitis, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, acute olecranon bursitis, acromioclavicular joint separation, rotator cuff tendonitis, osteoarthritis of all joints, meniscal tears, bicipital tenosynovitis, lumbar disc herniations, anterior & posterior cruciate ligament tears, patellofemoral syndrome, Osgood Schlatters syndrome, and more.
The following common conditions fall under the above:
- Tennis elbow
- Pitcher’s shoulder
- Golfer’s elbow
- Low back strain
- Trick knee
- Ankle sprain
- Shin splints
- Trigger finger