How to treat cricket-related injuries successfully depends on the type and severity of the injury. The most common cricket-related injuries are:
- Hamstring strain
- Side strain
- Back pain
- Sprained ankle
- Shoulder injuries
Common treatments for each of these personal injuries are described below.
Minor hamstring strains usually respond well to treatment with anti-inflammatory medication and ice packs. Sometimes, medication to relieve pain is also prescribed. Plenty of rest for the affected leg is a must, and recovery may take several weeks. If the muscle is torn, surgery may be required.
Side strain cricketing injuries are most effectively treated with rest. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory medication may be used to aid recovery, as may physiotherapy, which will assist in increasing movement and building-up strength after prolonged periods of resting.
This kind of sports injury is also best treated with rest. To ease symptoms, pain relief, anti-inflammatory medication and/or ice may be used. To prevent recurrence of cricket-related back pain, osteopathy and physiotherapy or chiropractic therapy may also be employed.
Rest, elevation of the affected ankle and ice, to reduce swelling, are the most effective treatments for ankle sprains. Pain and anti-inflammatory medication will also help. If ligaments are torn or the ankle is fractured, surgery, and/or wearing a cast may become necessary.
Rest and medication to minimise pain and reduce swelling are the most common treatments for cricket-related shoulder injuries. Once the healing process has begun, gentle physiotherapy and exercises will help to increase movement, flexibility and strength.
Many sporting injuries are the result of repetitive movement or slips, trips and falls. While it is not always possible to prevent injuries from slipping, tripping or falling on a cricket pitch, these kinds of accidental injuries can and should be prevented in shops, pubs, restaurants and other public places.
When something happens
If you sustain a slip injury in your local supermarket or suffer an injury by tripping on a pavement, for example, there is a good chance that you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Eligibility to claim
You can find out whether you qualify for a compensation claim for your slip, trip or fall injury by visiting Accident Advice Helpline’s website and completing our 30-second test. Alternatively, you can have an informal and completely confidential chat with an advisor on 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice