Sports injuries occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains, fractures, and dislocations.
The most common treatment for Sports Injuries is rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE).
Rest: Avoid activities that may cause injury
Ice: Ice packs can be applied to the injured area which will help to diminish swelling and pain. Ice should be applied over a towel to the affected area for 15-20 minutes four times a day for several days. Never place ice directly over the skin.
Compression: Compression of the injured area helps to reduce swelling. Elastic wraps, air casts, and splints can accomplish this
Elevation: Elevate the injured part above the heart level to reduce swelling and pain.