What to do if you have an injury?
- Crotch pull
- Hamstring strain
- Shin braces
- Ankle Splints
- Knee harm: ACL tear
- Knee harm: Patellofemoral disorder — damage coming about because of the dreary development of your kneecap against your thigh bone
- Tennis elbow
If you’ve injured yourself, you will probably notice pain, tenderness, swelling, bruising, and restricted movement or stiffness in the affected area immediately. Sometimes, you may only notice these symptoms several hours after exercising or playing sports.
Stop exercising if you feel pain, regardless of whether your injury happened suddenly or you’ve had the pain for a while. Continuing to exercise while you’re injured may cause further damage and slow your recovery time.
If the injury is minor, you don’t usually need to see a doctor and can look after yourself at home (see below), but you may want to visit your GP or local NHS walk-in centre if you need advice or your symptoms don’t get better over time.
If the injury is severe, such as a broken bone, dislocation or severe head injury, go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department as soon as possible.