Sports are increasingly recognised as an essential section of a healthy lifestyle. Authorities, at both national and local level, are supporting sports involvement at all levels locally. However, as participation in sports increases, so does the risk of sports injuries, so it is critical that a drive towards raising knowledge of first aid and injury prevention accompanies sports promotion.
There are almost 20 million reported sport injuries, each year. Around 150 people die and several more are disabled for life. It is projected that around 3 million injuries remain untreated. All these are frightening figures, showing just how important it is to be conscious of injury prevention and how to treat sports injuries effectively.
We’re seeing a drive towards increasing skills in sports first aid amongst athletes, trainers, referees, teachers and parents of children participating in sport, now. This is really a welcome tendency as is the growing knowledge of responsibilities and the roles of individuals who are required, so that they could make appropriate sports first aid provision.
The end aim of improved sports first aid training is that the first person present after an accident is going to have the ability to administer the proper care for all sports injuries.
One of the very most frequent portions of the body affected by sports harm is the ankle. It’s scarcely astonishing that ankle sprains are just one of the very most common sports injuries. As shock absorbers, feet cushion up to one million pounds of pressure.
The use of ankle supports and ankle braces can help prevent harm as well as aid recovery after a sports injury.