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Exercising is good for you, but sometimes you can injure yourself when you play sports or exercise. Accidents, poor training practices, or improper gear can lead to injuries. Some people get hurt because they’re not in shape. Not warming up or stretching enough can also cause  injuries.

Common Sports Injuries

Sprains and strains
Knee injuries
Swollen muscles
Achilles tendon injuries
Pain along the shin bone
Rotator cuff injuries
Fractures
Dislocations

Treatment

If you get hurt, stop playing. Continuing to play or exercise can cause more harm. Treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing. Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area stationary, rehabilitation, and sometimes surgery.

What are sport injuries?

Sports injuries refer to the kinds of injury that occur during sports or exercise. While it is possible to injure any part of the body when playing sports, the term sports injuries is commonly used to refer to injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

What is the most common injury in sports?

The most common sports injuries are:

– Ankle sprain
– Groin pull
– Hamstring strain
– Shin splints
Knee injuries
– Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)

Which sports has the most serious injuries?

1. Basketball
2. Football
3. Soccer
4. Baseball
5. Gymnastics/cheerleading/dance
6. Wrestling/boxing/martial arts
7. Softball
8. Volleyball
9. Ice hockey
10. Snowboarding