From slips, trips and falls to sport-specific accidents, sport-related injuries are common due to the pressure we put our bodies under to partake and compete to our best achievable level.
While it is possible to recover from many sporting ailments, being aware of the possible risks can help you minimise the chances of sustaining the injuries in question.
Five of the most common sport-related injuries are:
- Ankle sprain – caused by the unnatural inwards movement of the foot, which damages the ligaments to the outside of the ankle, causing irritation and tears.
- Groin pull – due to jolting from side to side, a common movement in popular sports such as hockey and football, the groin muscle is pulled.
- Shin splints – pain down the front of the leg, largely triggered as a result of running on certain terrains or while wearing poor running shoes.
- Tennis elbow – also known as epicondylitis, tennis elbow is the overuse of the elbow causing tears to the tendons in the area during sports such as tennis and golf.
- Hamstring strain – taking up to 12 months to heal, the hamstring strain is one of the most awkward of sport-related injuries as this muscle is used predominantly in day-to-day activity such as walking. Hamstring strains are caused by stressed hamstring muscles, due to activities including running, hurdling and water-skiing.
To recover from any sport related injury, whether you sustained your ailment through a fall on the football pitch or something more severe, it is always advisable to speak with a physiotherapist.
Physiotherapists are experts in their field, and will be able to prescribe routines to best assist the recovery from your sport-related condition.
Claiming for sport-related accidents
If you have been involved in a sport-related accident – from trips and falls to more complex sport-specific incidents – and believe you are not to blame for the pain and distress you have endured, if liability lies with a third party, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm you have suffered.
Whether the third party that caused your sporting injury is your local fitness centre, gym or employer, if they have failed to protect your health and safety, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline could help you determine if you have an eligible case to claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
With years of experience assisting victims of personal injury retrieve the compensation they are entitled to, our staff are more than prepared to manage your case and seek out the compensation you deserve for your sport-related accident. Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our advisors.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice