(Source 3) In sports the biggest reason why an athlete would tear or injure his/her rotator cuff is not because something major happened instantly like a broken bone or a pulled muscle, but because they continued to put stress on these muscles over a certain period in time. The pain signals will stay active in the nervous system for several months. (Source3) Usually this will occur when the certain activity they are doing is perfomed incorrecty or in a harmful way. An example of this would be lifting too heavy of weights or not using proper technique. When comparing rotator cuff tears from the common people and athletes, they are much more common when a person is physically active in sports.
When an athlete catches the sound of their knee crack and pop, they better prepare themselves for a long journey. The Center for Injury and Policy (CIRP), from Science Daily, reports that, “Knees are the most accident prone part of the body in high school athletes.” Knee injuries are very common; in fact, they are responsible for 45% of the injuries that occur in high school athletics across America. Knee injuries are well known to not just those in the medical field, but also to athletes. Injuries to the knee are caused by many factors, and what happens after the injury has taken place is what’s most concerning (Science Daily). So what causes athletes to tumble to the ground?
How this injury happens, who is most susceptible, and how it is treated are a few questions athletes are becoming heavily concerned with. ACL injuries account for over sixty percent of all knee injuries and those numbers are growing every year (Lamb 145). The major cause of injury to the ACL is sports related. The types of sports, which have been associated with ACL tears, are numerous. Those sports requiring the foot to be planted and the body to change direction rapidly (such as basketball) carry a high incidence of injury.
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Tears in the ACL have become more of an issue in the past ten years simply because sports are becoming more and more competitive meaning that the athlete has been putting a great amount of strain on their body. So even though this injury can be brought on by the athlete themselves, this injury can be just as bad as when it is caused by another person by contact. Small tears in the ACL may only require a recovery t... ... middle of paper ... ...ical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 31 Oct. 2013.
Osteoporosis in Exercise Osteoporosis, or the weakening of bones, is when bone mass decreases and the fragility of bones increases to the point where even a small bump could fracture a bone; typically a wrist, hip, or spine (Mayo Clinic Staff). This disease can also affect people of all genders “[b]ut white and Asian women — especially those who are past menopause — are at highest risk” (Mayo Clinic Staff). Age can also be a factor in helping to increase the risk for osteoporosis because as a child, bones grow back and fuse together a lot faster than as an adult’s bone will. This restoration of the bone is important for a person’s bones because it increases one’s bone mass. Without this renovation as a child, an adult has less bone density to rely on and has a higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life (Mayo Clinic Staff).
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