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This assignment will cover the main and most occurring sporting injuries, the signs and symptoms, how to treat them and there long and short term affects in sports performance.

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Contents 1 Introduction, Task1and task 1 a 2 Task 1a continued and Task 1b and task 1c 3 Task 1c continued and task 1 d 4 Task 1e and prevention of injury 5 Prevention of injury and task 2 6 Task 2 continued 7 Task 2 continued further and task 3 8 Task three continued, summery, conclusion, acknowledgments and references/bibliography Causes and symptoms of sports injuries Introduction This assignment will cover the main and most occurring sporting injuries, the signs and symptoms, how to treat them and there long and short term affects in sports performance. Task1 There are two main categories of sports injury. These are acute injuries and chronic injuries. Acute injuries This is the result of a sudden stress on the body. Example: A dislocated finger joint caused by a netball striking the finger. Chronic injuries This is an over use injury mainly caused by: -Overtraining -Insignificant recovery time -Poor technique -Badly designed footwear or equipment Example: Tennis elbow. Below is some of the most common sports injuries that occur whilst playing or competing in a certain activity and quite often as a treatment the phrase R.I.C.E comes up, this means... Rest Movement keeps the blood leaking. So stay still Ice Place an icepack around the injured part for 20-30 minutes. The cold makes the blood vessels constrict, and this reduces internal bleeding, and pain. Compression Bandage the injured part firmly (but not tightly) ...read more.


Training should be specific to individual taking into account for many things such as-Weight -Height -Age -Gender -Health -Diet Use appropriate equipment All equipment that performers use should be the correct size. Equipment which is the incorrect height or weight may lead to back injuries or tennis elbow. Fluid intake -athletes should control their fluid intake to stop dehydration or cramp. - Water is the best fluid to intake during the extreme heat. Common sense -Your body gives you many warning sings such as the feelings of soreness,tiredness and illness. These feelings should not be ignored as they often are the first sign that an injury is about to occur. -Common sense should be used to decide whether your body can cope with the event ahead. -Warm down after the round. Task 2 Bones Causes A knock or hard force being applied at speed Symptoms Pain and bleeding because bones contain nerves and blood vessels, the casualty may have heard or felt a snap, the casualty can't move the part normally, swelling and bruising occur, the limb may look deformed or twisted. A short term affect would be swelling and bruising to the bone, to a performer this may reduce a specific movement or be made worse if the performer keeps participating in there chosen sport . A Long term affect would be as little as six weeks out of your sport depending on how bad the fracture or break is. ...read more.


This is a long term injury. This could affect the athlete's performance in the following ways:- - It could stop the athlete from playing for a long period of time which will stop the athlete from performing. - In the time that the athlete is out of the game, then the athlete could put on weight which will slow the athlete down when he/she comes back into the game and performs. - The athlete could get very stressed in the time he/she is out. - When the athlete comes back off the injury it could take along time before he/she could get back in the team which will stop him/she from performing. - The injury could keep causing problems in the rest of the athlete's career. - In the time that the athlete is out of the game, somebody else could take his/her place which would stop the athlete from playing temporarily or permanently for the team. Summary In this assignment I have completed all the tasks set completing all the points that I have been told to do on the task sheet. Including introductions to every task. Conclusion I feel that most injuries can be avoided by common sense if you read this assignment you will know how too reduce injury you will also find out more about injuries and what to do if they occur. Acknowledgements I would like to thank Sean Elliot for fine combing my work, proof reading it and given me a reference (www.sports-injuries.co. ...read more.

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