Last Updated:
Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 22:55 GMT
Phenemine without Prescription
Keyword Search: in
Dealing with your sports injuries

This article has been viewed 9370 times.
Ask us a Question
Email Address
Code ^

As with all physical activity, playing sport of any kind can leave you open to injury. From the impact injuries usually associated with contact sports such as rugby, to muscle strains and pulls, it is important to know how to treat your injuries to minimise their negative effects.

The most important thing to consider when playing any sport is that it is vital to do as much as you can to prevent these injuries happening in the first place. To do this you should ensure that you follow a balanced diet plan, warm up sufficiently and take vitamin supplements or glucosamine sulphate to promote stronger joints and faster joint repair respectively.

Whether you are a professional sportsman or an amateur enthusiast, the first thing to remember is that you should never attempt to simply ‘play through' an injury and expect it to heal of its own accord. Whilst this can and does happen, it is vital that you have any prospective injury assessed as soon as it appears. It may feel like a small muscle twinge or pull now, but if you continue to play on the effected muscle or tendon, this may aggravate the injury further and lead to a serious injury.

Your first point of call after sustaining an injury whilst playing sport should ideally be an appropriate sports therapist or doctor, who can professionally evaluate your injury and advise you as to what is the best course of action for recovery.

However, a large variety of acute injuries obtained whilst playing sport can be successfully treated at home and a great way to do this is by following the P.R.I.C.E principle. P.R.I.C.E stands for protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation.

1. Protection 

The first step in the P.R.I.C.E theory is to protect the injury. For example, if you have injured your ankle, perhaps an ankle strain, the use of an ankle brace is advised. The brace will help prevent any further injury to the ankle, by reducing its movement, as the ankle is in a far weaker state directly after injury.

2. Rest 

By restricting your movement of the effected area after the injury, you minimise the risk of aggravating the injury further.

3. Ice 

By applying ice to most common sports injury you are utilising natures most efficient anti-inflammatory. By icing the affected area for around 20 minutes every hour or so, you are taking an important initial step to aiding your recovery.

4. Compression

In the same way that ice works as an excellent anti-inflammatory without the aid for medicine, applying compression will also help to reduce swelling.

5. Elevation

If possible, by elevating the injured or swollen area (above your heart if possible), you will help to reduce swelling. Following this, physiotherapists then recommend controlled movement or stretches of the affected area

All rights reserved. Any reproducing of this article must have the author name and all the links intact.


(Total : 1)
Sort by Title A-Z
Sort by Title Z-A
Dealing with your sports injuries

Contact Form

Please use this form to contact
** This form is intended for those with genuine enquiries/questions.

Company (if any)
  To avoid misuse and spamming, please enter the verification code, shown below, to send your message. Thank you
if you can't read the image text to load another one.
Enter Code

Disclaimer and Terms. This article is the opinion of the author. WorldwideHealth.com makes no claims regarding this information. WorldwideHealth.com recommends that all medical conditions should be treated by a physician competent in treating that particular condition. WorldwideHealth.com takes no responsibility for customers choosing to treat themselves. Your use of this information is at your own risk. Your use of this information is governed by WWH terms and conditions.

left border
right border