5 Ways To Stay Sports Injury Free
During our time at Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic we regularly see Sports Injury incidents that we feel can be avoided and or reduced. Two of the most common questions asked by our clients are “whats the best way to stay sports injury free?”or “Whats the best way to decrease Sports Injury Risk”. Because of this we have put together some information from a sports injury medical perspective on the ways in which you maybe able to reduce the risk of injury occurrence and stay sports injury free.
What is Sports Injury and What Does it Involve?
Sports Injury as per simple definition is an injury to the human skeletal system which has occurred through playing of a sport whether it be a sporting activity or sporting movement. Sports injury can occur to the bone structure of the human body, nervous system and soft tissue. Sports injury to the bone structure usually causes fracture or break of one or more bones of the body. Nervous system damage usually occurs with muscular damage and go hand in hand with soft tissue sports injury and can include injury to the ligaments, tendons and muscles of the body. Sports injury risk is the probability of sports injury to occur. Sports injury risk may increase or decrease dependant on a few factors.
What Increases the risk of Sports Injury?
The risk of sports injury can be increased through a number of factors. Some obvious ones would be the sport in question, for example sports injury in contact sports maybe greater due to its nature. From a medical point of view some key aspects would maybe increase the risk of sports injury these are:
A sporting action which is constantly repeated can lead to the increase in sports injury.
- Poor Pre Sports Activity Training
Inadequate pre sports activity training such as warm up, diet, hydration may lead to a higher risk of sports injury.
- Poor Post Sports Activity Training
As the bullet point suggests poor post sports activity training such as cool down, hydration, diet muscle wastage my lead to an increased risk of sports injury.
So How Can I Reduce the Risk of Sports Injury?
Taking in the information and looking at some factors which may increase the risk of sports injury any measures to counter act these may lead to the decrease risk of sports injury. Advice to decrease Sports Injury would suggest a good preparation pre sports activity. This may include warm up stretch, pre activity sports massage, adequate hydration and diet. Another suggestion maybe to have better hydration, cool down, stretch post activity spots massage, and look at diet supplements post sports activity.
Can Sports Injury Risk Be Reduced?
In conclusion we can see the number of factors that may increase the risk of sports injury and together we have provided some suggestions which may decrease the risk of sports injury from occurring. For more information please use the links to our social media.