Despite differences of opinion, athletes are measured by their ability to be first. Becoming a winner is the most important thing an athlete can achieve during his or her athletic career. So much so that an athlete becomes less valued if he or she is not able to convert years of practice and dedication into a win. The pressure to win causes physical and mental tension. Winning is all about getting to the intended goal and ending up ahead of your opponents. Being the best comes at a hefty price. Sports fans and coaches consider winning to be the most crucial aspect of sports. The effort, sportsmanship, and hard work don't cut it unless you can translate it to an actual prize. There's no reward for trying hard. What's Included?
- Common Injuries
- Best Practices to Prevent Common Sports Injuries
- First-Aid Treatment Tips
- The PRICE Method
- When to See the Doctor
- An intense headache or throbbing pressure in the head
- A feeling of sleepness or fogginess
- Having trouble remembering how you feel or the event that brought about the blow to your head
- Inability to answer basic questions or responding to them in a slurred speech
- Vomiting right after impact (in which case, you need to get to an emergency room right away)
- Prepare two strips of kinesiology tape for this application.
- While standing, flex forward up the waist to put a slight stretch on your sacroiliac joint (SI joint). You can identify your SI joint by the dimples on your low back.
- Peel the paper protection partially at the center. While holding on to the paper ends, apply one strip of KT Tape horizontally on the site of pain with an even, moderate stretch.
- Be careful not to touch the adhesive and stretch the ends as you lay the tape.
- Gently rub the tape to make it adhere better to the skin.
- For the second strip, remove the paper at the center, and hold the ends of the KT Tape.
- Lay the strip vertically on the site of pain, then rub gently to improve adhesion.
- You can use the same method to add more strips diagonally on the site of the discomfort.
- Apply kinesiology tape or two to three ice packs on your elbow.
- Rest your arm as much as possible by minimizing the repetitive movement that caused it.
- Take over-the-counter pain relievers, like ibuprofen or aspirin, to reduce the ache and swelling.
- Do a couple of gentle stretches on your arms several times a day to increase blood flow.
- When do you feel the pain?
- Is the pain intense? If so, how much?
- Does the pain happen while you're playing or at rest?
- Is your shoulder swelling suddenly or showing signs of deformity?
- Do you feel like your shoulder is popping out?
- P: protect from further injury
- R: restrict activity
- I: apply ice
- C: apply compression
- E: elevate the injured area