A sport is a physical activity which improves physical ability. A sport may involve jumping, running, swimming, etc. in which movements of various body parts are included the most common forms are sprain and strains. Sprains are injuries related to ligaments. Sudden stretch to the ligaments either deforms or tears them. Strains are the over-stretch of muscle fibers or tendons. Overuse or overstretch of muscles causes them to tear. The tissue is pulled beyond the limit with applied stress are sprain and strain.
The following are the common sport injuries which take their toll.
Knee injuries: pain is what you feel initially, it may lead to looseness in the joint. There will be sudden snap or loud pop. The swelling will be persistent.
Tennis elbow: the tendons of elbow and arms are affected by swelling and pain. The tough tendons are swelled by repetitive gripping activities.
Ankle injuries: you do not need to be professional athlete; you could get hurt while as simple as walking. At any point of time with careless move you can get sprain or strain in your ankle.
Know the difference between acute and chronic pain.
Acute pain: it is typically sharp and severe pain which lasts for 3 to 6 months.
The sudden onset of pain
- Tender arm, wrist, hand or finger
Chronic pain- the pain worsens gradually and lasts for more than 3 months.
- Hurts on moving
- Light ache while resting
How can you treat your pain?
To preserve relieve from pain and increasing mobility and flexibility. With dedicated treatment more than 90% of patients are alleviate from pain. However, recovery may be slow, and symptoms can continue for several years.
Below are the treatments to light the frozen shoulder.
NSAIDS: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, over the counter drugs helps in reducing pain and swelling. The over usage may lead to many other complications eg. Ibuprofen, meloxicam
Hot or cold compression packs: These packs can help in reducing pain and swelling only.
Corticosteroid injections: A steroid hormone that can reduces pain and swelling; these may be injected into the shoulder joint to nullify extreme pain. It is not encouraged to use as they have many adverse effects.
Physical therapy: Training exercise maintains mobility and flexibility as possible without straining the shoulder or causing too much pain.
Massage: Applying topically ayurvedic or herbal medicament such as oil, ointments or spray can reduce the pain as well as swelling with causing any harmful effects.
Conclusion: The NSAIDS have much of the complications, might damaging the liver and stomach lining, corticosteroid injection has other complications. Physical therapy is essential for mobility and flexibility. The massage is a need with ointment, oil or spray with has no side effects only relieve from pain and swelling. For example, Dr. Ortho has been formulated using herbs carefully with long lasting relief from pain and swelling. It penetrates into the affected area resulting in quick relief with sustainable effect. Adding on Dr. Ortho ayurvedic capsules with oil has synergistic effect.