Athletic Injuries are a large part of any sport. Injuries are more likely to happen while playing a contact sport such as hockey or football, but can sometimes just as easily happen in sports such as basketball, soccer or tennis. In the contact sports, injuries such as broken bones or dislocations are more likely to happen, because of the impact. In the non contact sports, injuries such as pulled or torn muscles and bad charley horses.
There are 10 main areas on the human body where sports injuries usually occur, they are the: ankle, lower leg, knee, thigh, hip & pelvis, lumbar spine, cervical spine, shoulder, wrist & hand and elbow. Different injuries can happen to each of the following parts, some more serious than others.
There are many new methods of treatment for sports injuries…some of these include: Arthroscopic surgery or (the scope), Cartilage transplantation, spine surgery and joint replacement. Many elderly people have knee replacements, they are very affective, but they can restrict movement for a long time post operation. Even small movements such as moving around the house, up and down the stairs, and even driving the car. One sports injury that affects many people is Arthritis. Although each case is different it is treated first by conservative methods such as medications, physiotherapy and prescribed forms of excercise. Many people develop this defect who have not played sports, it causes very intense pain and decreased mobility these cases.