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Sport Injuries Treatment in C-scheme, Jaipur

Sports injuries are the injuries that occur when engaging in sports activities, exercising, and sports training. These injuries can range from mild to severe. The sports injuries include bruises, sprains, tears, broken bones.

What Are the Types of Sports Injuries?

The types of sports injuries include the following:

  • Soft Tissue Injury: Soft tissues connect the different organs and the other tissues of the body. When these get damaged, chemicals are released that initiate the inflammatory response. The damaged small blood vessels dilate resulting in bleeding within the tissues. The soft tissues are further grouped into three categories:
    • Contusions or bruises: These are the most common type of injury. These may be the result of blunt force trauma
    • Abrasions: These are injuries that are superficial to the skin and do not occur lower than the epidermal tissue layer.
    • Lacerations: These involve injury to the collateral vital structures caused by blunt trauma resulting in open wounds with irregular edges.
  • Hard Tissue Injury: These include the non-elastic tissues of the human that includes, bones, teeth, dentin, and cementum. These occur relatively less than soft tissue injuries but are serious. Tooth fractures are the most common type of tooth injury and can be categorized as fractures that extend through the enamel and dentin into the pulp which are defined below, enamel-dentin fractures, enamel-only fractures, and crown infractions.

Apart from the tooth fractures, the bone fractures include, compression, avulsion, comminated, complicated, hairline, greenstick, open or compound, and closed or simple.

  • Neck and head injury: These injuries include injury to the brain that leads to trauma and spinal cord injury. One of the more common head or neck injuries that occur in sports is a concussion. A concussion is mild brain damage that results in the change of chemicals in the brain that leads to damage in the tissues of the brain.
    • Chronic pain in the affected area
    • Pain in the affected area after activity
    • Pain in the affected area during activity
    • Pain in the affected area during activity
  • Over-use injuries: The injuries that are caused by repetitive movement or activity during sports. Overuse injuries can usually be classified into 4 types/stages, these include:

What are the symptoms of sports injuries?

The symptoms of sports injuries are as follows:

  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Inability to move ankle, foot, or leg
  • Intense leg or arm pain and weakness
  • Popping sound of the joint
  • Visible bumps, bruises, or other deformities
  • Instability
  • Inability to put weight on ankle foot or leg
  • Unconsciousness
  • Headaches
  • Fever

What Are the Causes of Sports Injuries?

The causes of sports injuries include the following:

  • Overuse
  • Direct impact
  • Application of force more than the body can structurally withstand

When to See a Doctor at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur?

Sports injuries can be treated in the home with over-the-counter medications and rice methods. However, it is important to see a doctor if the following signs or symptoms show up:

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Intense bruising
  • Severe pain
  • Unconsciousness
  • Severe swelling

Call the doctor if there is no improvement in the injury after treating them with the RICE method within 36 hours.

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Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

How can Sports Injuries be treated at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur?

The most common method for treating sports injuries is the RICE method. 

  • R stands for rest
  • It stands for Ice
  • C for compression
  • E stands for Elevation

This method is helpful for mild sports injuries and can be treated within 12 to 36 hours after the incident or injury. It reduces swelling, pain, or bruising.

Over-the-counter medications and ointments are also used to prevent injuries.

In severe sports injuries, the injury does not heal. In such cases, surgery or physical therapy is recommended.


The best way to prevent a sports injury is to warm up properly and stretch. Remember to cool down after your activity. Don’t be tempted to nurse your injury for too long.

What are the risks and complications of Sports Injuries?

The risk factors are usually subject characteristics and behaviours, such as age, sex, skill, use of protective equipment, playing position, and game strategies; they can also be sport or game characteristics, such as level of competition, playing surface, and weather.

How can Sports Injuries be prevented?

To prevent yourself from sports injuries, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Use the proper technique
  • Have the proper equipment
  • Don’t overdo it
  • Cooldown
  • Resume activity slowly

How are Sports Injuries diagnosed?

  • Medical history
  • Physical exams
  • Imaging tests such as MRI, CT, or X-ray


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