Any sport involves much physical activity. Your body needs great endurance and strength to win a game or even outlast the entire game or season. Sometimes, even with all the preparedness you have, injuries can come from anywhere. Here are the common injuries you need to watch out for.
1. The Little League Elbow
This injury is known for its name because this injury is very common to amateur and rookie baseball players. It is also called medial epicondylitis and is a common injury not just in baseball, but also in golf and tennis. Repeated use of the muscles of the arm may tear some parts of the tendons that results in elbow pain and weakness. Athletes should stop their activities first, rest their arm and have ice compression and elevation to provide temporary relief. It takes two to six months to recover from this injury.
Tendinitis is common to shoulders or legs. They usually have the tendons of the shoulders and biceps inflamed or irritated. Shoulder bursitis is caused when the bursa sac in the shoulder lying between the tendon and skin becomes inflamed. The sacs protect the shoulder from impact and disjointness. This can also be treated like the Little League Elbow.
3. Torn Rotator Cuff
The tendons and muscles that support the arm to move up and down is called the rotator cuff. When these become inflamed and some tendons torn, they can cause great pain and severe limitation to movements. Swollen muscles push against the nearby bone and the muscle can lead to internal bleeding or bruising. Treatment for this injury requires surgery involving small incisions. Physical theray exercises are required to bring the body part to full strength.
4. Frozen Shoulders
This is an inflamed action in the shoulder joint. These might not be caused by tendon tears or damage, but a result of a disease. Usually this is caused by bad diets resulting to diabetes, strokes and other heart problems. Impact injuries are also the cause of frozen shoulders. Medication is often used to take care of the injury. Joint movement exercises are also needed to recover the strength of the shoulders. Critical conditions might involve surgery.