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Prevention is Better than Cure when it Comes to Sports Injury

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Prevention is Better than Cure when it Comes to Sports Injury

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Health conscious folks strictly follow a daily jogging regimen oblivious of the fact that they may get injured in the blink of an eye. When they do get injured though, it hits them like a bolt from the blue. Little do they know that the main causes of sports injuries are a lack of custom insoles in their running shoes which provides the much-needed cushioning to reduce the risk of being injured and indeed as a preventive measure.

It’s inconsequential at what time of the day the runner may schedule a run or whether the runner is a pro or a rookie, what’s important is to be aware of the causes of sports injuries so as to prevent any sort of injury.

Therefore, for the prevention of sports injuries, custom insoles in sport’s shoes are advisable.In view of the fact that sprinters oftentimes have to undergo knee injuries treatment, the very risk of a knee injury can be greatly reduced and even prevented for the most part with proper custom insoles for sports injuries. The jogger would be far more comfortable and the resulting performance would be greatly enhanced as well.

The different types of sports injuries are inclusive of Sprains, Strains, Knee injuries, Swollen muscles, Achilles tendon rupture, Fractures, Dislocations, and last but not the least, Rotator cuff injury.

  • Sprains: If the ligaments are torn due to overstretching then that causes a sprain. Ligaments are tissue pieces connecting two bones in a joint. Ankle sprain/strain treatment involves diagnosing and treating the affected area appropriately so that pain and weakness around the affected area are alleviated
  • Knee injuries: Any injury to the knee joint affecting movement of the joint is a sports injury. The wide range of injuries to the knee joint could be anywhere from a torn ligament to torn muscles or knee tissues. Knee injuries treatment focuses on therapeutic massaging of the affected area among other diagnostic and treatment procedures
  • Swollen muscles: The aftereffects of an injury is muscles swelling in and around the affected area which is painful causing weakness
  • Achilles tendon rupture: At the back of the ankle is a thin and potent tendon known as the Achilles Tendon. During any sports activity, there is a strong likelihood of this tendon splitting or rupturing causing debilitating pain affecting gait
  • Fractures: Bone fractures or broken bones are one and the same
  • Dislocations: Bone dislocation is a common injury type related to a sports injury, that forcibly pushes a bone out of its socket which is painful causing swelling and weakness
  • Rotator cuff injury: Four muscle pieces function simultaneously forming the rotator cuff which causes the shoulder to rotate. If any of the rotator cuff muscles are torn then the rotator cuff itself would weaken

Treatment

The RICE method which is an acronym for

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

is the common sports injuries treatment regimen.

This method of treatment is effective for Sports injuries treatment as well as for Ankle sprain/strain treatment.

This treatment regimen essentially focuses broadly on all sorts of sports injuries that athletes suffer from. Usually injured athletes until they convalesce fully aren’t up and running so to speak. Oftentimes, because of a lack of rest, the injury rather than healing aggravates possibly causing irreparable or irreversible damage leading to or necessitating even surgery in extreme cases.

Adapted non-invasive treatments including recommending custom insoles in athlete’s running shoes as a preventive measure for mild to moderate injuries are carried out by Podiatrists. Injuries of that type heal gradually following the treatment cycle until the end along with sufficient rest.

Immediately after an injury, the treatment steps to follow vary according to the type of injury and they are

  1. Using ice packs or compressions would alleviate the swelling as well as the pain
  2. Putting pressure on the foot may lead to complications, instead let it rest for a while
  3. The feet ought to be raised for improved blood circulation

A foot specialist ought to be consulted as soon as possible for a better understanding of the extent of damage and his advice and recommendations ideally ought to be followed so that the wound heals in record time.

To know more about how to prevent foot & ankle injuries, Book an Appointment at CuraFoot Clinic today.

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