Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Orthopedic Surgeon: When Exercise Goes All Wrong

Physical exercises keep the human body healthy, but these have to be executed with knowledge and care, integrating warm-ups after every intense movements. Improper twisting, lifting, pushing, or landing, whether in sports or exercise can cause musculoskeletal injuries. Common types of sports injuries are bone fractures, muscle sprains, ligament tears, and dislocated joints. 

Sports injury mostly describe injuries that involve the musculoskeletal system. This type of trauma are normally caused by insufficient conditioning, poor or improper execution of repetitive movements, such as in exercises. Such injuries, mostly treated by orthopedic surgeons through non-surgical or surgical procedures, are of two general categories—chronic or overused injuries, and acute injuries. 

Pain that recurs after subjecting the body for a long period of playing a sport or performing a workout is described as chronic, and usually occurs due to overusing the same areas of the body over a given period. Chronic injuries are characterized by subtle aches or outright pain and inflammation, whether during the activity or at rest. 

Meanwhile, an injury is acute when it occurred from a one-time event, such as sudden dislocations, fractures, or splinters. Evident breakage, inflammation, excruciating pain, and extreme weakening of the limbs, are common signs of an acute trauma. 

When you are injured while exercising, don’t attempt to continue or work through the pain because this will only aggravate your condition. It’s critical to seek medical attention right away before the pain becomes unbearable, or before the signs of swelling and numbness set in.

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