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Sports Injuries





Summary

Exercising is good for you, but sometimes you can injure yourself when you play sports or exercise.

|Accidents, poor training practices, or improper gear can cause them.

Some people get hurt because they are not in shape. Not warming up or stretching enough can also lead to injuries.

The most common sports injuries are

If you get hurt, stop playing. Continuing to play or exercise can cause more harm.

Treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing.

Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation, and sometimes surgery.

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Overview

In a severe impact to the head, the brain moves and hits the skull causing injury.

During a boxing match, the brain moves from side to side after the impact of a punch.

Following a concussion head injury, confusion and disorientation due to temporary distortion of the brain may result.

Review Date 11/4/2015

Updated by: Jesse Borke, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Attending Physician at FDR Medical Services/Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Buffalo, NY.

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