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3 Types Of Injury That Athlete Facing And How To Prevent It

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As an athlete, an injury will definitely be suffered whether it is a serious injury or not. Any injury suffered also has a healing period no matter how fast or slow depending on the type of injury.

However, did you know that the injuries suffered by these athletes are divided into three types of categories? According to a PTandMe report, the three categories are Acute, Overuse, and Chronic.

Acute: Usually a result of a single traumatic event within the last five days. Examples: fractures, sprains, dislocations, muscle strains.

Overuse: Subtle and occur over time, making them challenging to diagnose and treat. Examples: swimmer’s shoulder, runner/jumpers knee, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints.

Chronic: Usually has lasted at least three months or more.

There are several reasons why these injuries can happen to athletes. Here are some of the reasons:

  • Improper training and technique
  • Incorrect equipment fitting and support
  • Anatomic or biomechanical issues of athlete
  • Catastrophic event on or off the field

To prevent it from happening, just follow these simple tips:

  • Allow enough time for proper warm-up and cool-down routines
  • Rest 1-2 days per week or engage in another activity
  • Focus on strength, conditioning, or cross-training during the “off-season”

Source: PTandMe

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