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Three Most Common Basketball Injuries to Look Out For!

by Rahul Pandya Executive
Basketball is one the most commonly played sports among people of all generations. The game is a great way to keep the body and mind healthy and active. But such sports also carry with themselves some physical injury risks that needs to be taken into consideration. Here’s a list of the 3 most common basketball related injuries:

  • Patellar Tendonitis: Also known as Jumper’s knee, Patellar Tendonitis refers to the swelling of the patellar tendon. This tendon runs from the kneecap to the shin bone and is accountable for running, kicking and jumping. This injury results from recurring tears to the tendon. Any more damages to the tendon may worsen the condition. The pain while engaging in sports activities may transcend to complexities in carrying out daily life activities. Sports injury treatments are easily accessible these days to get relief from such pains. In this injury, the treatment often referred is an anti-inflammatory medicine, prescribed exercise and averting trigger movements. The body needs some time to heal to recover fully. 

  • Jammed Finger: This is an impact injury which happens when the finger tip is compressed towards the hand resulting in ligament sprain or in rare cases, tearing. Symptoms of Jammed Finger include pain, inflammation and incapability to straighten or bend the finger. Medical attention is suggested even when some of these symptoms do not come to the fore. The injury is common among the players as one of the occupational hazards. No surgery is required for the treatment of this injury and it can easily be cured by a splint or by strapping the finger that is injured to another finger. But the inflammation takes almost a year to go away. 

  • Osteochondral Lesions: The injuries that occur to the bone and to the enrobing cartilage of talus, account for Osteochondral Lesions. These injuries can take the form of a cyst or a fracture, inflammation or instability of the joint of the ankle. The lesions usually result from a traumatic injury, generally a sprain. Since basketball accounts for a high impact sport, majority of ankle injuries that occur while playing it are diagnosed as Osteochondral Lesions. Pain management clinics can play a prominent role in curing these injuries and for the best recovery rate to happen, one can go for a surgery. This injury requires you to refrain from playing the sport for a few months. 

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