Sporting injuries can be a very serious incident in any professional player’s career, with many sufferers being benched and out of the game for significant periods of time. Although guidance is on hand there are things you can do to help speed up recovery time and get back in the game as soon as physically possible. Particularly when it comes to professional sports, an injury can cause stress and confusion in regards to a person’s career so doing everything you can to get back out there is definitely the right way to go.
A concussion or head injury is one of the most serious injuries in a sporting career, caused by trauma to the head symptoms of a concussion include unconsciousness, dizziness, and sickness. One of the best ways to treat a head injury would have to be to monitor the symptoms and get plenty of rest, in less serious cases you could be back playing in as little as a few weeks but you should be monitoring your situation closely and seeking medical guidance if you begin to feel worse. A concussion can lead to a more dangerous medical situation so it is important you are honest about how you feel and do not try to start playing again too early.
Another pretty serious sporting injury would be a broken bone, a breakage or fracture is quite a rare occurrence within the sporting industry however, due to the physical nature of playing sports there is a significant risk. When it comes to broken bones you need to respect your body and allow yourself the proper time to recover and heal, if you were to push yourself too hard in the recovery process you are likely to find that you will do more damage than good so sticking to medical advice and taking it easy for a while is definitely the right way to go no matter how frustrating it is.
A sprain occurs within your ligaments, otherwise known as the tissue connecting your joints, this very painful injury is one of the most common to occur within playing sports and can have a long recovery time when not treated effectively. My advice would be to keep the injury elevated to allow for better blood flow and allow the healing process to occur much quicker. You should avoid using the injured area and keep weight off it to help avoid further injury and the situation to worsen. A sprain can be very frustrating as it may not seem too serious but without the proper aftercare and time to heal you will find yourself in much more pain.
There is a common misconception that sprains and strains are the same things, with the question of is a sprain different than a strain being raised, when in fact the two are very unique. A strain occurs due to not warming up prior to exercise or when a muscle or joint is being overworked without time to rest. With many professional sports players having a strict exercise regime a strain is a very common injury that affects many people. If you find that your muscles are in significant pain or any swelling occurs you should stop exercising immediately and treat yourself with rest and an ice pack if the pain or swelling does not pass after some time.
The physical nature of playing professional sports comes with a higher risk of injury than other industries out there, a minor injury such as bruising is something that is faced by many players all around the world. Bruising to the body can be painful but isn’t necessarily considered a serious injury. With this in mind bruising should be treated regularly to avoid further implications, one of the best ways to treat bruises would be to apply a cold pack to help reduce any swelling or discoloration and you can apply pain relief creams if the bruise is affecting your movement. If you are someone who suffers from bruises on a regular basis you may want to invest in some form of extra protection to prevent the issue from becoming serious.
Pulling A Muscle
Much like strains and sprains, pulling a muscle refers to the overworking of parts of your body and can cause significant pain if left untreated. Pulling a muscle usually subsides after a few days provided that you give it time to heal, when playing sports it is very often seen that players will push their bodies too hard which can result in injury. When you pull a muscle it is likely that using that muscle or putting weight on it will cause you more pain, in this situation, it would be best to avoid physical exercise for a day or two and apply pain relief creams if the injury worsens.