Sports injuries are injuries sustained during athletic athletics and workout either by the excessive usage of tissues or the joints or damage. You should consult Elevate Physiotherapy for multiple therapies for your sports injuries in a sports injury center in Singapore. Log on to to learn more on services offered by Elevate Physiotherapy. While dubbed as sports injury, even without performing any sports, these forms of injury can happen and are used to classify musculoskeletal system injuries in particular. Also, only by merely moving an item or by a normal athletic exercise, a sports accident may happen.

There are two types of sports injuries – acute and chronic. While performing sports or physical exercise, acute injuries normally happen suddenly and can result in immediate and intense discomfort, the failure of the legs to support weight, or the failure of the injured portion of the body to function. Chronic injuries, on the other hand usually occur over time through overuse of one area of the body. Symptoms of chronic illness cause soreness, fatigue and distress when engaging in active intense workout. You should access care centers for sports injury care, such as a sports injury center that deals in the management of sports accidents and other related services.

There are various kinds of sports injuries and here are the most recurrent types:

§  Ankle Sprain

A sprain is a ligament injury that occurs when the ligaments are abruptly strained to their capacity, triggering deformation, or breaking of the ligaments. When the foot bends backward, an ankle sprain takes place, allowing the ligaments along the outside of the ankle, that are very thin, to break or extend. Remember that the sprain has arisen and certain cases, such as a sprain of the 'high ankle' (with signs of tenderness just above ankle) are harder to recover and are better seen by a practitioner to ensure that the lower leg bones do not split.

§  Groin Pull

Strains arise when overstraining or misusing a muscle causes breaks in the muscles or tendons. In sports such as basketball, football, rugby, and baseball, groin pulls usually take place when movements such as pulling off the tissues on the lower legs can be repetitive or abrupt. With applied pressure, ice, and rest, often groin pulls can regenerate, but remember that a groin pull discovered to worsen than normal demands immediate medical assistance. Keep away from quickly getting back to normal activity as it can exacerbate or transform the groin pull issue into a lengthy issue.

§  Hamstring strain

Events such as hurdling or leaning forward while skiing can result in overstretching of the hamstring muscles. This injury may take from half a year to one whole year to mend and individuals getting this is susceptible to sustaining the same injury. Variables that impact poor recovery are the excessive tension on the wounded tissue while moving, etc.

§  Shin splints

Shin splints at front of lower leg are identified as discomfort and are often prompted by intensive running. For recovery, rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain medication should always be used. If discomfort continues after rest, you may get medical attention as it can mean significant injury.

§  Knee Injury – ACL tear

What binds the leg bone to our knee is the ACL or anterior cruciate ligament. An ACL that is bent or broken (or worse, absolutely torn) can be due to sudden stop or change in motion. For ACL injuries, please see a specialist since they are known as one of the most serious of the various sports injuries. For a person to still undertake physical exercises actively, surgery is performed for a fully torn ACL.

§  Knee injury

The motions of our kneecap or patella against the bones of our thigh or femur will trigger this. The tissue under the kneecap may be damaged by this repetitive motion. Either or both knees can be affected by this injury. Rolling, volleyball, and basketball are traditional athletics that cause this injury. It can take up to six weeks for this to heal and gentle patterns of exercising may relieve discomfort and inflammation.

§  Epicondylitis (commonly coined as tennis elbow)

In athletic events, including tennis (as the name implies) and golf, the repetitive use of the elbow can exacerbate or cause minor fractures or injury to the tendons of the forearm. This injury is predominant in people aged between the early 30s and late 50s.

Are there practical ways to avoid sports injury?

Getting an injury can happen and cannot be controlled, however we can at least lessen the likelihood of getting an injury:

·         Do a good warm-up to significantly increase the muscles' blood supply to make them primed and more relaxed to reduce the chance of injury.

·         Weeks before the operation, pre-train to plan appropriate motor units. If the muscles are not accustomed to strenuous exercise, the chance of having an injury is greater.

·         As muscle exhaustion also raises the risk of injuries, stop while you are still exhausted.