Sports Injuries Overview

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What are the three main causes of acute injuries?

  1. Collisions with opponents or obstacles 2. Being struck by an object 3. Falling from a height or at speed

Differentiate between hard tissue injuries and soft tissue injuries.

Hard tissue injuries involve bones, while soft tissue injuries involve skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or cartilage.

Explain the R.I.C.E. method used for treating injuries.

Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation

What does an open soft tissue injury mean?

An open soft tissue injury means that the skin has been broken and blood usually escapes.

List three common types of fractures.

Transverse, oblique, spiral

What are the common causes of sports injuries?

Accidents, poor training practices, improper equipment, lack of conditioning, insufficient warm-up and stretching

What is the difference between closed injuries and open injuries?

Closed injuries occur beneath the skin with no external bleeding, while open injuries involve cuts or abrasions with external bleeding.

How are blisters and chafing caused?

Blisters are caused by skin rubbing on other surfaces, while chafing is caused by ill-fitting clothing material.

What happens in the body when a muscle is strained?

Strained muscles result from muscles being suddenly and forcefully overstretched.

Explain what a dislocation is in the context of injuries.

A dislocation occurs when a bone is pulled or twisted out of place at a joint.

What are the common causes of unconsciousness?

Common causes of unconsciousness include fainting, head injury, heart attack or stroke, asphyxia, and shock.

What are the stages of a complete exercise program for injury prevention?

Warm up, stretching (up to down), active exercise, warm down, stretching (down to up).

Learn about the common causes and types of injuries that occur during sports and exercise, such as sprains, strains, blisters, dislocations, and fractures. Understand the different types of fractures like transverse, oblique, spiral, and more.

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