Study The Risk Factors During Sports And Related Preventions
Sports injuries are apparent to occur to the sports player while engaging in sport or exercise. Sports injuries may occur due to overtraining, lack of training, lack of conditioning, the improper wearing of sports gear, improper technique, and many more. Sometimes it may be caused due to carelessness like failing to do a warm-up before the tournament.
These factors may increase the risk of injuries to the player like back pain, muscular pain, fractures, sprain, strain, dislocations, and many more. Children are more prone to such injuries, but adults may get them too. You are at risk for sports injuries if:
- You play contact sports like football, basketball, etc. instead of non-contact sports like swimming running.
- You are not regularly active in sports.
- If you don’t warm up properly before exercise or organized sport event
Researches show more injury chances to a lower-body part like legs, knee, feet, etc. rather than upper extremities. Head injuries are more dangerous effects if left untreated or not appropriately treated.
Let us discuss some of the risk factors we may face during sport injury to the sportsperson.
Lack of care
Some injuries are easily recognized by doctors like fractures, strains, muscular pain, etc. These injuries are easily treated by adopting some preventive measures like proper stretching before exercise or tournament and using well-equipped gears that fit the body properly, neither loose nor tight, consulting a physique specialist.
But some severe injuries are caused to our internal body parts like inflammation or swelling of the head, blood clot in the head, and many more. Such injuries are sometimes not detected by doctors, which may have dangerous effects if left untreated or ignored.
A sportsperson who is overweight is more prone to injuries and diseases like diabetes, high/ low blood pressure, uncontrolled cholesterol level, respiration problem while running and jumping. An overweight person may experience unnecessary stress on his or her joints and heaps, ankles, and knees. The pressure increases if he or she does exercise or sports.
The sportspeople in the age group above 45-50 years are more prone to sports injuries. As it is a fact that as you become older, your muscles and bones get weaker as compared to adult players. The immune system of an older person is also weak compared to others, and they are more likely to suffer certain diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, joint pain, muscular pain, and many more.
Children of the age group below 18 years of age are active but not mature enough as they don’t know their physical limits and are more prone to diseases and injuries like fractures, muscular pain, etc.
To conclude the article, I would recommend you to consider these factors on which the risk depends. Players who are overweight, too old, or too young have more chances to get injured. So it is advisable to play carefully and take preventive measures to avoid any injury or disease.