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Emergency Medical Aid for a Sports Injury

There are many people who get injured in the USA each and every year over 3.5 million sports injuries are found. To be safe on and off the field you do not have to be a professional physician. The discussion below is how you can be able to treat the sports injury to avoid it getting worse.

If you get a sports injury the first thing that you will have to do is to stop what you were doing immediately. The first thing that you will feel is sudden pain when you get a sports injury. The key to first treating the sports injury is to reduce any further damage that may come to you by immediately stopping what you are doing. As soon as you have stopped you should then take a rest to let your sports injury heal. Do not try to continue with what you were doing after you get a sports injury. You should not try anything else when you have a sports injury as you could be delaying the healing days and even weeks.

After you have stopped doing what you were doing you will now have to find a way to reduce the swelling. There will be swelling in the area that is injured. The swelling will cause you to feel pain. If the injury is soft tissue like bruises, strains, and even tears the best way to treat them is to prevent or stop and bring down the swelling. To stop blood from pooling on the damaged tissues you will have to apply ice directly to the injured area.

You should ensure that there is no more blooding flowing out if you are cut. You should wash the cut area with soap and water and then cover it with a bandage. With deeper wounds, you will need stitches to help you go to a doctor. Use a butterfly bandage when going to the hospital.

You will start to heal after you have applied ice on the injured area. You should visit a doctor if after the 24 hours the wound is still swelling. You should start stretching and massaging the area that was hurt after the healing has begun. Your muscle function will be improved if you do a stretch on the injured area. You should not force any movement or stretches that do not feel right because you could end up reinjuring the area. The points that are discussed in the above context are the first aid treatments for a sports injury that you may have.

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