A strain is the torsion or stretching of a ligament. It can be severe (caused by traumatic stretching) or chronic (caused by repetitive movement). Bumps, falls, or sudden movements can cause a sprain.
A Sprain is a tearing of ligaments that connect two bones with your joints. Initial treatment could include rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Most of the Sprains could be treated at home, but severe Sprains could require Surgery to repair ripped ligaments.
Moderate to Severe Pain
Muscle spasm and weakness
Difficulty with walking
The fracture is generated by an excess of effort on the bone. The most common fractures in sports are:
Stress fractures (occur in a bone as a result of repetitively exaggerated muscle activity.)
If you suspect that you may have a Fracture, you should need to go to Emergencies. Some Fractures could cause damage to your muscles, tendons, arteries, and veins.
Environmental conditions, slippery or uneven areas
Age, as the person ages, the bones become weaker
Not using the appropriate equipment, in case of practicing any sport
Do not exercise
We group some of the possible tests they could perform to detect the severity of the injury:
RICE “rest, ice, compression, elevation.”
In a few cases, Surgery.
It is not possible to predict an injury, but you can try to avoid it:
Maintain a good weight.
Build muscle strength.
Do daily stretching workouts.
Choose the right shoes and proper equipment for particular activities and sports.
Eat a healthy and complete diet that includes Calcium and Vitamin D.
Warm-up before any sports activity and cool-down after your activities.
¿When do you have to see a doctor?
If you suffered a severe blow, an injury with severe pain that prevents normal movement of some of your limbs, the ideal is to go to the emergency room. You can go directly to the BlueNetHospitals Emergency Room in Los Cabos or call an ambulance at 624 1043 911.
When consulting your Orthopedist or Traumatologist, try to keep a record of your pain with a detailed description of the symptoms, duration, and what you think triggered them. Also, mention any medications you are taking.
Muscle Cramps happen when your muscles involuntary contracts and cannot relax, usually, you can treat them yourself
The right treatment can get you back in the field and enjoy this activity
Christmas is an excellent time of year, but can also be dangerous.