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Sports Injuries When you take part in a sport, there will always be a chance that you might hurt yourself while playing. Some are more dangerous than others, like rugby is obviously more dangerous then Golf as it involves a lot of heavy contact while golf is very light and involves no contact. An injury is when damage or harm comes to the body from an external force which causes physical or chemical damage. There are two main ways in which injuries can occur, through internal or external force. An external injury may involve someone hitting or bumping into you and impacting your body with fractures or dislocations. ...read more.


This is where injuries are not treated or given enough time to heal, this can lead to arthritis. External injuries are due to either impact- such as a tackle, collision, punch and kicks, and cause things like bruises, sprains, fractures and dislocations. They can also be due to the environment such as in very hot or cold conditions. Heat can causes dehydration and cold can cause hypothermia. Internally, very sudden or powerful movements can tear or strain muscles and tendons. I have only ever had one major injury, where I hit my heads falling of a wall and had to get stitches in, but it is not sport related. ...read more.


Equipment is also an essential part of preventing injury; the right protective clothing must be worn to reduce the chance of injury. For example in boxing, boxing gloves must be worn to ensure that your opponent is not too badly hurt. Correct clothing should also be worn such as the shoes must fit correctly. And finally warming up will loosen and warm up the muscles to play, if this is not done you are at risk of straining or pulling a muscle. And by cooling down, it will get rid of any excesses lactic acid that was built up during play. So overall it is very important to take these measures to reduce the chances of injury to yourself and others. ...read more.

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