PlaySafe AT Home: Common Sport Injuries



Know the Basics

  • Sprain: a stretched or torn ligament

  • Strain: a stretched or torn muscle

  • Acute injuries: Acute injuries result from a sudden trauma such as a fall or collision

-Treated with R.I.C.E. Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation.

  • Overuse injuries: Overuse injuries are caused by repeated movements and the body does not have time to heal.

-DO NOT IGNORE THE FOLLOWING SIGNS:

  • pain that increases with activity

  • swelling

  • decreased range of motion


Common Injuries in your sport

-Basketball

  • Ankle sprains

  • Knee injuries

-Gymnastics

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • ACL sprains