Baseball, Lacrosse, Track and Field, etc.. are popular Spring Sports. Along with the popularity of getting outside and staying fit, comes the occurrence of Spring Sport Common Injuries.
A good amount of these injuries are most likely to happen when people start to become active again in the Spring. So it is very important to take preventive measures before starting any particular sport.
Sprains, hairline fractures, or muscle strains are very common. Warming up before starting any sport is just as important as playing the game. Many times people jump into the game without properly stretching their muscles.
Knees feel the pain! Many times more than others the knee will become stressed or take on too much impact. Causing swelling, or even water on the knee. Water on the knee will often heal on it’s own with daily heat or ice. Sometimes drainage will be required. A more serious knee injury can be a torn ACL. A torn anterior cruciate ligament in the knee. This can very painful and might require surgery to mend.
Sprained, bruised, twisted, or broken is common for the ankles. Sliding home, or falling over that hurdle during an intense game or meet can result in ankles getting injured. If you have weaker ankles, or a previous injury, sometimes wrapping them up before the game can help keep them nice and secure. Sprained or bruised ankles can be iced at home and elevated. Hopefully you’ll be off the bench in a couple weeks.
Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow causes severe pain in the elbow joint. Don’t get confused with the name, Tennis Elbow does not happen only to tennis players. Tennis elbow is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overworked, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Severe conditions result in surgery. However, physical therapy can help overcome this painful condition.
Along with these common injuries, less severe conditions can easily put you out of the game. Cramping. A sign of dehydration is sure to put you on the side lines. Drink plenty of water during an event. Also overheating will cause dizziness ,and possibly fainting can occur.
If you encounter any injury this spring , taking care of yourself can easily prevent further injury . Rest and doctors orders will have you back out there on the field or track in no time. Go out there and shine for your team, Get Your Game Face On! (carefully).