Posted on | August 21, 2011 | 1 Comment
Whether you are grappling and wrestling, or participating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training in Holland, every athlete knows that accidents can happen. By warming up and wearing the proper clothing, shoes, and protective gear, you can help to prevent a sports injury. One of the most common injuries is a strain or a sprain, and today we would like to talk about the difference between the two and how to treat these injuries.
At Home Treatment For Minor Sports Injuries:
- Stop the activity that caused your injury for a few days, and keep weight off of the injured area. In order for the injury to quickly heal, you have to rest the area. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training has existed for a long time, and it will be here waiting for you after you have rested.
- Apply ice to the injured area for 15 minutes a few times a day. Ice reduces the swelling, and it will help to relieve the pain. You may also want to take a pain reliever of your choosing: especially to reduce swelling.
- If it is possible to wrap the injured area with a bandage, this method of compression will also help to reduce swelling.
- Finally, elevation of an injury to your wrist or ankle can further relieve swelling.
- If your condition persists or worsens, consult your physician right away.
The Difference Between A Sprain & A Strain:
When someone accidently rolls their ankle the wrong way and causes injury, we often here the term sprain and strain. Of course this these types of sports injuries can also occur while lifting weights or simply by overstretching a muscle. Hamstrings and the back are commonly affected by these activities. A sprain is used to describe an injury when there has been a stretching or tearing of ligaments. Here, the fibrous cord of tissue that connects bone to bone becomes injured. A strain, on the other hand, is a stretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon. In this case, the injured tissue connects muscle to bone. The best thing to do in the event of a minor injury is to take a break from your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training in Holland for a few days, and come back when you feel better.
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