Sports injuries can be one of the worst things to happen to an athlete. Something as extreme as a broken bone, or something more minor like a sprained ankle can mean all the difference when participating in the next sports fixture. Most of the time we see sprained or tweaked muscles that get fatigued. This is the result of many things, one being the lack of hydration. Keeping hydrated is key to being proactive to sports injuries. Understanding some key components to prevent injury in sports that can keep you on the field and in your game for the longest time possible.
When you go about caring for a sports injury you have to take into account the amount of damage that has been done. If it is minor, something like a sprained ankle you want to administer ice and heat treatment to the injured area. For a broken bone you want to get to a sports medicine doctoras soon as possible. But for now let’s keep it safe and try not to break any bones for too much hustle. You need water to hydrate your body so that your injuries can heal themselves over time. Without water your body will dehydrate and sacrifice energy.
When you undergo an injury you always think the worst. You must keep calm and gauge the pain levels and try to diagnose your problem so you won’t injure yourself further. Having a good vision of what to do after you hurt yourself will keep you in the clear from further injuring yourself. It is absolutely essential that you ask for help when you are injured, even if you feel like you don’t need it, always ask a friend or family member for some help. Make sure that you come equipped with the right gear for your sport so that you do not get injured. Many times players do not wear the critical equipment needed to protect their body from excess strain.
Lastly, if you are involved in any type of fitness & sporting events you would want to incorporate a solid stretching routine into your warmup. Static stretching will allow your muscles to slowly adapt to the upcoming strain about to be placed on them. Simple stretches like touching your toes does wonders for the muscles. You should stretch before your sport for about 10 minutes. Consequences of not stretching can result in the muscles fatiguing too quickly and straining from prolonged movement.