Sports Injuries

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Sports Injuries

  1. 1. Sports injuries Talis Tiirik, 10c
  2. 2. ANKLE INJURIES <ul><li>Ankle sprain is the most common injury to present in a sports medicine practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>loss of function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>swelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>localized pain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><li>The first modality for a sprain is R.I.C.E.: </li></ul><ul><li>R est: Stop all activities which cause pain to the sprained area. </li></ul><ul><li>I ce: Apply icing to the area several times a day, but never for more than 10-15 minutes at a time. Protect the skin while preventing the swelling. </li></ul><ul><li>C ompression: Wrap the sprained area to reduce swelling. Cold water will do also. </li></ul><ul><li>E levation: Keep the sprained area as close to the level of the heart as is conveniently possible. </li></ul><ul><li>The ice and compression (cold compression therapy) will stop the pain and swelling while the injury starts to heal. Controlling the swelling and inflammation is critical to the healing process and the cold further restricts fluid leaking into the injured area as well as controlling pain. </li></ul>
  3. 3. BACK INJURIES <ul><li>At some point, back pain affects an estimated 8 out of 10 people. It is one of our society’s most common medical problems. </li></ul><ul><li>There are some factors causing backaches: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Age (30a-40a) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fitness level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heredity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cigarette smoking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One of the most worse pain in sport. </li></ul>
  4. 4. PICTURES
  5. 5. RECENTLY INJURED ATHLETES <ul><li>Basketball – Martin Müürsepp, Gintaras Dalke </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k8xSntrlU0&feature=PlayList&p=723B34C58A7CD936&index=5&playnext=2&playnext_from=PL </li></ul><ul><li>Football – Eduardo da Silva </li></ul>
  6. 6. REFERENCES <ul><li>http://www.medic8.com/healthguide/sportindex.htm </li></ul>

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