You're not hulk, so know these injury prevention techniques
Updated: Aug 16, 2019
Any sport, when practiced or played, may lead to injuries. It is, therefore, important for us to know how to prevent them as injuries can lead to breaks, discontinuation or even retirement from sports. Before we get into how to prevent sports injury, we can take a look at the causes of injuries.
Some of the main causes of sports injury: Poor or incorrect training methodology or practices, lack of sporting gears, poor health conditions, inadequate warm-up or stretch exercises before a sporting event.
Common sports injuries include: Sprains, ankle, knee, shoulder or toe injuries, muscle tear, fractures, bone dislocation, hamstring strain (common across cricketers), concussion (Boxers, football players may face this often), shin splits (often reported by runners) to quote a few.
How to reduce the risk of injury?
Take breaks: Any sports involve strain on the muscles of the body at various levels. Take adequate time offs for the muscles to recover. Stretching muscles for a protracted period of time can lead to muscle pulls and ligament tears.
Use the right equipment: Purchase and use the right sporting equipment that fit your size. This helps to provide necessary support for your feet, ankle, elbows and shin.