One problem that amateur athletes experience just as frequently as professionals is one which, frankly is part and parcel of being physically active; and this is having to deal with injuries relating to the sport that they play.
Sporting injuries can range from slight aches and minor pain in one or more areas of the body, to more serious ones that can—if left untreated—lead to more permanent afflictions. Here are four of the most common sporting injuries which can have serious repercussions.
1. Stress Fractures
Stress fractures are a category of sporting injuries which can range from a small and easily healed crack in the bone of the finger, to serious bruising in and around the bone itself.
Stress fractures only occur in specifically weight-bearing areas of the body, namely at the bottom of the foot on the heel, or around the wrist bone. If treated in a timely fashion, there is every chance that a stress fracture can be fixed, but unfortunately, it does leave the area open to suffering another stress fracture in the future—around 60% more likely, in fact.
When playing any sport, from football to tennis to squash, when a person fails to warm up their body correctly, they can experience the initial signs and symptoms of sciatica.
Sciatica manifests itself as a tingling sensation or indeed a sharp and never-ending pain in the lower back which often travels down to the hips, through the buttocks, and into the legs. Unfortunately, once a person contracts sciatica, they need to learn to manage the pain and handle the flare-ups throughout their life, with medical experts such as those at bioxcellerator.com experienced in surgery which may help alleviate the worst of the symptoms.
3. Meniscus Tear
Another sporting injury that can be exceedingly serious is that of a meniscus tear, which occurs in the knee.
The area of cartilage that cushions your body between your shin bone and your thigh bone is called the meniscus, and there are two menisci within the structure of each knee. Sporting activities that involve rotating the leg, and more specifically, the knee itself, can put undue pressure on the meniscus and lead to a tear.
A meniscus tear is an incredibly painful sporting affliction and needs to be treated regularly to prevent another serious flare-up. Physical therapy techniques have been found to be one of the most effective ways to keep pain and stress from menisci tears away.
4. A Dislocated Shoulder
Finally, the fourth sporting injury which is likely to lead to a more serious issue later on in life is when you dislocate your shoulder.
Unfortunately, once you have dislocated your shoulder for the first time, it is exceedingly likely that you will dislocate it again (and more than once) in the future. Furthermore, once you suffer with a regularly dislocated shoulder, it is also possible that you may develop arthritis in and around the area, which makes it even more important to seek medical attention should you believe your shoulder to be dislocated.