Jun 06

Sports Injury

Sports InjuriesSport Injuries

In non-contact sport, for example running , tennis and gym work , injuries are usually the result of poor technique such as ignoring advice to warm up, or not using equipment properly. In contact sports, for example football, rugby, and hurling , injuries are more often due to trauma received as part of the sport.

Preventing injuries

  • If you’re using equipment, then make sure it’s properly maintained and that you know how to use it. If in any doubt, then ask.
  • Wear clothing that is comfortable and appropriate for the sport. Correctly fitting training shoes are essential.
  • Always warm up by doing 5 – 10 minutes of light aerobic exercise such as running on the spot.
  • Stretch once the muscles are warmed up for about 5 minutes.
  • Perform your chosen sport using the correct technique.
  • Cool down by doing light aerobic exercise again for 5 – 10 minutes and performing a few stretches.
  • Drink water to replace that lost during your workout.
  • If at any time you feel dizzy, abnormally short of breath, feel pain, then stop, rest, and seek help if necessary.