How To Avoid Sports Injuries

What precautions are to be taken to avoid sports injury?

Rugby is one of the most popular sports in Australia. As you may already know, this is a contact sport that involves a lot of tackles. As a result, there are many types of injuries that rugby players usually experience. Ankle, wrist and shoulder injuries are some of the most common. These are the same types of injuries that soccer players usually experience. Soccer is perhaps the second most popular sport in the country, but cricket is also incredibly popular. 

Below is a list of the most common sports injuries in Australia:

  • Ankle injuries
  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Concussion
  • Dental damage
  • Groin Strain
  • Stress fractures
  • Nose injuries
  • Knee joint injuries
  • Hamstring injuries

Athletes should be attended to immediately after getting injured because prompt care can help to mitigate the severity of the injuries. 

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Tips for Avoiding Sports Injuries

  1. Put on the Right Sports Attire: Every sport has recommended attire. For instance, rugby players must put on studded boots or a pair of boots with blades. Secondly, they must wear a pair of shorts and long/short sleeve jersey. In addition to that, rugby players must have shoulder pads and mouth guards to protect their shoulders and collar bones as well as teeth respectively. 
  2. Warm-Up Before and After Exercise: Before working out, it is important for players to warm up to prepare their muscles for the strenuous workout session ahead. After the exercise or game, they also need to warm down to bridge the oxygen deficit created during the workout. This will help to prevent muscle cramps and other muscle-related injuries. 
  3. Exercise Properly: Exercise is meant to improve muscle mass and strength. It is also meant to improve endurance and mobility of joints. Athletes, whether professional or amateur, should exercise properly. In fact, athletes should work with a personal trainer. There are many certified personal trainers who can help athletes to exercise properly and safely. If you want to improve your physical and spiritual health, call Transition PT today.
  4. Drink Plenty of Water: Dehydration can lead to serious problems in your body. That is why experts recommend the consumption of at least six glasses of water every single day. This will make up for fluids lost through sweating and urination. 
  5. Get Proper Training: Proper training of sportsmen and women is the key to preventing injuries. In rugby, for instance, players should know how to safely land when tackled as well as how to safely and effectively tackle opponents. Contact Transition PT if you need a one on one session to stretch and rehabilitation.

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