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Sports Injuries Management an Overview | Original Article

Ramachandra K.*, John Pinto, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Injuries occurring in sports may be simple to grievous and many deaths have occurred so far. Hence the athlete and the coaches concerned with him should have the knowledge of injuries. The Majority of injuries in sports are intrinsic caused by over use, abuse, misuse or disuse of the body. Sports injuries are injuries that occur in athletic activities in many cases these types of injuries are often due to over use of acute trauma of a part of the body. When participating in a certain activity for E.g.: Runners Knee is a painful condition generally associated with running. While Tennis Elbow is a form of repetitive stress injury at the elbow. The pressure to win can cause significant emotional stress for a child. Sadly, many coaches and parents consider winning the most important aspect of sports. Yong athletes should be judged on effort, sportsmanship and work. They should be rewarded for trying hard and for improving their skills rather than punished or criticized for losing a game or competition. Prevention is better than cure. If the individuals have an awareness of the mechanism of sports injuries this will lead to its reduction.