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Archive for January 15th, 2016

The 5 Most Common Types Of Sports Injuries, And How To Treat Them

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Injuries are common for athletes, and they range from mild to serious. Here are the five most common types of sports injuries, and what kind of sports medicine you will need to treat each of them:

1. Sprains

A sprain occurs when a ligament — tissue that connects a bone to another bone — stretches too far or tears. Sprains are most common in the wrists, knees, or ankles. About 60% of all foot or ankle injuries in people over 17 are ankle sprains or strains.

Treatment varies for sprains. If the sprain is not serious, you might just need to rest the ankle using the RICE regimen. If it is a more serious injury, you might need to have a doctor immobilize or splint your ankle. In rare cases, surgery is necessary.

2. Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are extre

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