Three-time NBA Sportsmanship Award-winning American basketballer Grant Hill was once considered the most complete player in the game. He was emerging as the most sought-after player among corporate sponsors when an Achilles heel ended his career. Playing on a sprained ankle which got worse, forced him to leave halfway through the game. Though he underwent surgeries and therapies, the once-promising star was affected by aggravated injuries like sports hernia and groin injuries, which finally led to his untimely retirement. Sports injuries are not to be taken lightly. If ignored, it might end your career in less than a second.
Early diagnosis and proper treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries help sportspersons return to their forte safe and sound without delay. The most important step towards it is timely treatment. The earlier you seek medical attention, the better are your chances for a speedy recovery. Overuse injuries like tendonitis and stress fractures happen over time and won’t have obvious symptoms, which delay diagnosis and result in serious injuries or in worst cases, a disability.
The warning signs of a sports injury are as follows:
Sports injuries are of major three types:
The Department of Orthopaedics at Sunrise Group of Hospitals, equipped with the state’s best bone specialists, is rated as the best among Accident and Trauma Care Units. An advanced unit designed for muscular and skeletal injuries, our department has one of the renowned shoulder and upper limb surgeon in Kerala and facilities such as ultra-clean laminar flow theatres with HEPA filters, DEXA scan for accurate measurement of bone density and strength.
Under our Orthopaedic trauma care, we treat fractures in the upper extremity and lower extremity, pelvis, acetabulum, and poly-trauma. Apart from instances where patients require correction of deformity, we also treat non-unions, mal-unions, and infection. Our other orthopedic services include:
Sports injuries can happen due to lack of conditioning, improper training and even overtraining. What might look like simple bruises, strains or sprains, if not treated on time, might develop into severe injuries with the potential to bring down your future. If the saying has to be tweaked, let’s go with ‘better early than (too) late’!