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Managing Injuries

What Are Sports Injuries?

The term sports injury, in the broadest sense, refers to the kinds of injuries that most commonly occur during sports or exercise. Some sports injuries result from accidents; others are due to poor training practices, improper equipment, lack of conditioning, or insufficient warm-up and stretching.

Although virtually any part of your body can be injured during sports or exercise, the term is usually reserved for injuries that involve the musculoskeletal system, which includes the muscles, bones, and associated tissues like cartilage.

Common Types of Sports Injuries

  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Tears of the ligaments that hold joints together
  • Tears of the tendons that support joints and allow them to move
  • Dislocated joints
  • Fractured bones, including vertebrae

Information on Musculoskeletal Injuries

Myorthoclinic.com is a patient based resource based on recurrent questions from patients with musculoskeletal injuries. For more information, visit http://myorthoclinic.com/

The GAA’s Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee have developed the following advice and resources for players in relation to injuries.

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