Orange County’s Guide to Sports Injuries
What are Sports Injuries?
These types of injuries will occur no matter what your age, sport or competitive level. Sports injuries are categorized into 2 main groups- “contact” and “non-contact”. Its fairly obvious that “contact” refers to injuries from some kind of forceful impact during a tackle or collision. Surprisingly, however, more injuries will occur as a result of “non-contact” force. Recent research also shows that overuse and overtraining may be another reason for these injuries because the muscles are not allowed enough time to recover and rebuild. Read below for more common causes and tips to help sports injuries.
Six common types of sports injuries
What you can do about your sports injury
Alleviating sports injuries involves identifying the source of your pain and any injuries that may have occurred. First, consult your doctor and discuss the recommended options for treating your sports injury. They may recommend limiting certain activities, medications and physical therapy. Try these helpful solutions in between or before your physical therapy appointment.
Six guides to sports taping
Try these sports tape techniques to help alleviate your sports injury. Consult with your doctor or physical therapist before you try these and stop if you sense discomfort or pain.