Sports injuries are generally in the form of soft tissue injuries, which refers to any damage to the soft tissues of the body, such as ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves, joints and connective tissue.
There are a number of ways in which a soft tissue sports injury can occur:
- Muscle strain – when the muscle or tendon is pulled too far in one direction
- Contusions – resulting from a direct blow to the muscle/tissue
- Tendonitis – when the tendon becomes overstressed and inflamed
- Ligament Sprains – when the ligament is stretched beyond its normal range