Many people love to play sports, either at a recreational or a competitive level. Because so many sporting activities are available, just about everyone can find one that he or she enjoys.
However, despite how fun these activities may be, they also can be quite dangerous if not played correctly. Because of the high speeds, strong forces, equipment, and hard projectiles associated with sports, any errors made on the playing field can cause serious injuries.
There are two main types of injuries that players may suffer: acute and chronic injuries. Acute injuries occur as the result of a one-time, high impact or strong torque situation. Common acute injuries include the following:
- Cuts, lacerations, and bruises
- Fractures and breaks
- Muscle and ligament tears
- Strain and sprains
- Concussions and other head injuries
These injuries are signified by a sudden, sharp pain that was not there before the impact or torque. The hurt area may swell or bleed, and it will be tender to the touch or unable to support weight. With a more serious injury, a bone may be noticeably broken or out of place.
Chronic injuries are those that arise over time as the result of repeated, poor technique or overuse. Common chronic injuries include the following:
- Stress fractures
- Growth plate injuries
- Shin splints
- Swollen muscles
Typically, chronic injuries only produce pain when the body is engaged in activity. Sometimes, however, they will cause dull pains or aches when the body is at rest, as well.
If you have been hurt in a sports-related accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may have the right to claim damages for your injuries. Contact a New York City personal injury lawyer of Orlow, Orlow & Orlow, P.C.