Engaging in various types of exercises and sports bring about injuries at various times and these injuries can be classified into various types depending upon the type of injury that you have encountered. From overtraining to improper technique, everything can bring about an injury in sports. Read on to find more about them.
A tear in the ACL or Anterior Cruciate Ligament is a very common injury in sports and mostly occurs when sportspersons land in a wrong way or tend to change their direction abruptly. This type of injury is often accompanied by a swelling in the knee and an excruciating pain.
A meniscal tear is a tear in the meniscus of the knee which are cartilages present between your shinbone and your thighbone. If you are involved in contact sports, getting a meniscal tear is not anything uncommon.
A tear in the PCL or Posterior Cruciate Ligament are not common. It may take quite some time to evaluate the injury. But these type of tears usually have the potential in them to heal all by themselves without causing any knee stability problem in future.
A tear in the MCL or Medial Collateral Ligament usually occurs as a result of a direct impact on the knee. The MCL is present on the inner side of the knee but the exact location is outside the joint.
A Lateral Collateral Ligament tear or LCL tear can be lethal as the LCL connects the tibia and the femur and is thus an important ligament. The injury itself is also less common. The knee will appear to be swollen and stiff.
A shoulder dislocation is a painful injury that results from a great impact which usually results when you fall from a great height or with a great force. Sports which involve an overuse of the shoulder ligaments like swimming or tennis often lead to these type of injuries.
A SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior) tear occurs at the shoulder, specifically the labrum. This area is the exact location where the labrum has biceps connected to it. This type of injury usually occurs when you forcefully move your arm to catch something.
The rotator cuff is used to describe a group of muscles at the shoulder joint region. These type of injuries can be minimal or severe. It usually appears as a mild to severe ache behind the shoulder.