5 Most Common Sports Injuries, Part 2
Welcome back to the Topical BioMedics blog. In part one of out short blog series, we began looking at some of the most common sports-related injuries and ways in which to prevent and treat these injuries. Some of these injuries we discussed include ankle sprain, pulled hamstrings, and a variety of shoulder injuries. There are hundreds of different sports injuries that range from minor to severe and, today, we would like to continue looking at a few more of these injuries to educate our readers on the ways they can prevent and treat them at home.
For all you runners out there, you are probably well aware of the pain and discomfort that shin splints cause—the name itself sounds painful! Shin splints
Lower Back Pain
While lower back pain is not necessarily one of the most common sports-related injuries, nearly 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time, meaning athletes of all kinds suffer from back pain, which can affect their posture and performance. Lower back pain may be caused by sciatica, bulging discs, and pinched nerves. Sciatica is one of the most common forms of lower back pain which involves the sciatic nerve. Sciatica causes mild to excruciating pain along the path of the sciatic nerve which runs from the low back, down through the hips and down each leg; sciatic pain is usually experienced on one side of the body. For athletes like cyclists and golfers, sciatica may be excruciating considering the positions they place their bodies in when performing. Low back pain can also lead to other injuries as a result of poor posture, weak core muscles, and stiffness. Lower back stretches are a great way to warm
Athletes of all shapes and sizes suffer concussions when playing sports. Concussions are typically associated with football, hockey, skiing, snowboarding, and gymnastics, but can be
Knee pain and injury
The Achilles tendon (tendon at the back of the ankle), although incredibly strong, is susceptible to injury when overused or in a weakened state. To avoid overuse which may cause inflammation, pain, and limited range of motion, also referred to as Achilles tendonitis, it’s best to stretch the Achilles regularly, especially before and after physical recreation. Strengthening the Achilles can also make it more stable. To treat an injured Achilles tendon, avoid heat and opt instead for the RICE method, and use Topricin® Foot Pain Relief Cream to ease pain and reduce inflammation.
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To treat and relieve sports injuries at home, keep your medicine closet stocked with Topricin Pain Relief Cream. Our specially formulated natural pain relieving cream helps heal injuries quickly and effectively to improve an injured athlete’s recovery time. Topricin is the best topical pain relief cream for treating all muscle