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What Are Sports Injuries?
The term sports injury, in the broadest sense, refers to the kinds of injuries that most commonly occur during sports or exercise. Some sports injuries result fromaccidents; others are due to poor training practices, improper equipment, lack of conditioning, or insufficient warmup and stretching.


Knee Injuries

Because of its complex structure andweight-bearing capacity, the knee is the most commonly injured joint. Each year, more than 5.5 million people visit doctors for knee problems.

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Achilles Tendon Injuries

An Achilles tendoninjury results from a stretch, tear, or irritation to the tendon connecting the calf muscle to the back of the heel. These injuries can be so sudden and agonizing that they have been known to bring downcharging professional football players in shocking fashion.


Dislocations

When the two bones that come together to form a joint become separated, the joint is described as being dislocated.Contact sports such as football and basketball, as well as high-impact sports and sports that can result in excessive stretching or falling, cause the majority of dislocations. A dislocated joint is anemergency situation that requires medical treatment.

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Dislocations

When the two bones that come together to form a joint become separated, the joint is described as being dislocated.Contact sports such as football and basketball, as well as high-impact sports and sports that can result in excessive stretching or falling, cause the majority of dislocations. A dislocated joint isan emergency situation that requires medical treatment.

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Acute Injuries

Acute injuries, such as a sprained ankle, strained back, or fractured hand, occur suddenly duringactivity. Signs of an acute injury include the following:

• sudden, severe pain

• swelling

• inability to place weight on a lower limb

• extreme tenderness in an upper limb...
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