Many people can’t imagine their life without sports. Unfortunately, this activity is not only useful, but also often leads to damage to the limbs. Fractures, luxations and bruises can be mild or severe. In the latter case, they require serious rehabilitation. The treatment of sports injuries at Ladisten Clinic has been successfully carried out for more than 30 years already.
The causes of sports injuries may be very different, ranging from banal negligence and inexperience to consequences of performing complex tricks in professional sports. The most traumatic kinds are as follows:
Volleyball players, tennis players and swimmers are the least likely to get injuries. And what about the safest sports, chess is usually considered to be such.
More specifically, the “breakdowns” occur because of the following reasons:
Mortality statistics among sportsmen say that climbers, skydivers, boxers and high jumpers die more often. The first place in this rating goes to hang gliders: among them, every thousandth sportsman dies.
The causes of sports injuries have their own classification¹:
The main kinds of injuries are fractures, luxations, sprains and bruises. In accordance with their localization, injuries can be divided into the following types:
Fractures of the lower and upper limbs take the leading position among all types of injuries. It is with this problem that patients come to Ladisten Clinic.
Sports “breakdowns” are divided by the severity and nature of the damage. Depending on the condition of the sportsman, there are such degrees of injuries²:
Classification of sports injuries depending on the nature of the course:
Researches show that more than a third of all sports injuries occur in case of improper treatment and rehabilitation after previous injuries³. Therefore, it is important to choose a good doctor and institution if you have faced such injury as a fracture, luxation or rupture of ligaments. The treatment of injuries at Ladisten Clinic is aimed at quick recovery, and its quality doesn’t suffer as well.
The steps for treating an injury include:
Injuries during sports are often aggravated by psychological state. Indeed, sportsmen can’t live without movement. For professionals, the injury is fraught with a number of consequences: inability to participate in competitions, skipping training, inability to withstand competition, loss of previous skills. In difficult situations, a person is forbidden to practice sports. Therefore, the recovery stage should include support for psychological health.
Treatment of sports injuries is not easy. They are best avoided. This can be done thanks to proper prevention:
An important role is played by preventive examination carried out by doctors once every six months. This can identify diseases that may lead to injuries in the early stages. Prevention is always better than treatment. It is important to remember this before each training session.
¹Y. V. Volkov, 1973; Z. S. Mironova, 1976
²Leonov Sergey Vladimirovich. “Experiencing Sports Injury” National Psychological Journal, no. 2, 2012, p. 136-143.
³Injury in sports: problems and development prospects. V.N. Platonov. National University of Education and Sports of Ukraine, 2006.
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