Sports Injury

Overview of sports injuries

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Sports-related injuries are frequent and can affect any body part, including the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other tissues. Many mild injuries can be treated at home with over-the-counter pain relievers, rest, ice, compression, and elevation. However, some injuries require medical attention, including surgery, physical rehabilitation, and immobilization.   

Sports-related injuries happen when exercising or when playing a sport. Although adults can also sustain these injuries, children are more susceptible to them.  

Sports injuries can happen to you if you:  

  • Play contact sports  
  • Don’t warm up adequately before exercising  
  • Haven’t been active regularly  

Continue reading to learn more about sports injuries and available treatments with Dr. Hesham, a trusted sports injury doctor in Bahrain.  

ACL Tear

An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a tear or sprain of this strong band of tissue that helps connect your shinbone (tibia) to your thigh bone (femur). Sports like soccer, basketball, football, and downhill skiing that require quick stops or direction changes, jumping, and landing are the most common causes of ACL injury.  

Many people who have ACL damage report hearing a pop or feeling a “popping” sound in their knee. Your knee could get swollen, unsteady, and excruciating to walk on.  

Typical indications and symptoms of an ACL tear are as follows:  

  • A loud snap or a feeling of “popping” in the knee  
  • Extreme discomfort and incapacity to carry out activities  
  • Reduction in range of motion and swelling  
  • Instability when bearing weight  

Meniscus Tear

The menisci cushion the lower leg from the impact of our body weight by sitting between the tibia (lower leg bone) and femur (thigh bone). The lateral meniscus is on the outside of the knee, while the medial meniscus is on the inside.  

Athletes who twist or turn their upper leg while keeping their foot planted and their knee bent are more likely to rupture their meniscus. Menisci can sometimes form into a disk or block shape, known as a discoid meniscus. Symptoms of a meniscus tear include:  

  • Feeling as though something might give out beneath your knee.  
  • Experiencing stiffness, pain, or swelling in the knee.  
  • Being unable to extend or retract your leg to its entire length.  

Dislocated Shoulder

A dislocated shoulder occurs when the upper arm bone suddenly jumps out of the shoulder blade’s cup-shaped socket. Since the shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body, dislocations are more common.  

Symptoms of a dislocated shoulder may include:  

  • A malformed or misaligned shoulder  
  • Bruising, pain, or swelling  
  • Unable to move the joint  

Numbness, weakness, or tingling in the area around the injury—such as in the neck or down the arm—can also result from a dislocated shoulder. There’s a chance that the shoulder muscles will spasm, making the pain worse.

Shoulder Tendonitis

Inflammation in the rotator cuff or biceps tendon is known as shoulder tendonitis (tendinitis). Overuse or repeated actions, and sports injuries, are common causes of the illness. Mild to severe symptoms are possible. Noninvasive methods like cold packs, rest, and painkillers are the first steps in treatment. In severe cases, surgery may be required.  Symptoms could consist of:  

  • Sensitivity, dull pain, or discomfort.  
  • Have trouble holding your arm in specific postures.  
  • Edema or reduction in movement.  
  • A noise that “clicks” when you move your shoulder. 
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Frozen Shoulder

A frozen shoulder causes discomfort and stiffness in the shoulder joint. Usually, symptoms and signs start slowly before getting worse. The symptoms improve with time, usually in a year or three.  

Long-term shoulder immobilization raises the possibility of getting a frozen shoulder. This could occur following surgery or an arm break.  

Range-of-motion exercises are part of the treatment for frozen shoulders. Corticosteroids and numbing drugs are occasionally injected into the joint as part of treatment. In some cases, arthroscopic surgery is required to allow for increased joint movement by loosening the joint capsule.

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is pain or soreness on the upper arm’s lateral (outside) side, close to the elbow. A tendon is the portion of a muscle that joins a bone. The bone on the outside of your elbow is where some of the forearm muscles attach.  

Repetitive use of these muscles can lead to tiny rips in the tendon. When a tendon cannot be repaired over time, it becomes irritated and painful when it attaches to the bone.  Among the symptoms are any of the following:  

  • Elbow ache that worsens with time  
  • Pain that travels from the outside of the elbow to the forearm and back of the hand 
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As a trusted sports injury doctor in Bahrain, Dr. Hesham is committed to helping patients achieve optimal recovery and performance. Whether you’re dealing with a recent injury or a chronic condition, Dr. Hesham’s approach to orthopedic sports medicine ensures you’re in capable hands.  

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