Explore our website and learn about sports injuries through games, comic strips, vivid pictures and tips from sports players! Not only we tell you what injuries you may get, we also tell you how to prevent and treat the injury. Have fun, play hard, but not too hard, and play safe!
Score! Hurray! Sports are fun! We are all exhilarated by spectators and athletes alike. Unfortunately, more than 477,500 soccer-related injuries are treated each year in doctor’s offices, clinics, and hospitals! In the US, whether you know it or not, it impacts our economy, and our lifestyle. Some people's lives just revolve around sports. A lot of people just play sports for recreation, to exercise,or to keep healthy. Others do it to win, or to compete. Exercise increases our brain activities and our good cholesterol. With all these good things, we should play more sports, but safely.
"No pain, no gain." How many times have you heard this phrase from a trainer, coach, or teammate? In fact, this simple phrase can cause more damage than help. It can cause you to go beyond your limits. It can cause your team to lose later on in the long run. It can cause permanent damage to your body. Injuries could vary from a minor sprain to a broken bone to a muscle tear or to a serious concussion that can cause memory loss and brain damage to paralysis. Don't work through the pain. Tell your coach, rest, get checked. It's better to be safe than sorry. If a baseball hits your head, chest, finger, leg, etc..., and get checked. Don't continue playing. This is exactly what we want people to learn from our website, the "no pain, no gain" slogan is not right. The "better to be safe than sorry" is right. Always take precautions, never take that risks.
Coaches, trainers, athletes, and parents should be educated on the common injuries of sports you involve. You're never too old to learn. Don't be a know-it-all (everyone is sometime in their life), take some classes. As a coach, never put pressure on your athletes to go beyond their limits, acquire solid knowledge of proper coaching technique, preseason screening, post injury evaluation and your sport mechanics that could cause injury; enforce mandatory warm up, stretch, strength training, and conditioning program and always take extra safety precautions. As the athlete, you should start all those training to get your body ready for the sport you want to play, always wear proper protective gear, never let the pressure to win to push yourself or others beyond their limits. It's your body; you're responsible for it! And everyone should know basic first aid and CPR. It could save a life.
With our website, our overall goal was to teach everyone about all these things and more... We provided detailed information on many injuries, trying to cater to many sports (18 exactly!). But, at the same time, we tried to make it fun so that kids wouldn't get bored and so that they would actually learn instead of just looking over it. To do this, we used comics, unique writing, information, and interviews.