• Sports injury is a part of sports and no one is immune to it
  • Sports persons cannot be equated to routine orthopaedic patients as they have a high demand and cannot take rest for long. They are highly motivated and want to go back to sports as early as possible. It requires high degree of suspicion and knowledge to diagnose and treat sports injury. Prevention by following basic principles of sports medicine like warm up and cool down is the key.
  • Other than the evident bony injury picked up by X-ray, soft tissue injury is difficult to diagnose. Tendinopathy and ligamentous injury needs to be evaluated clinically and confirmed by imaging modalities like ultrasonography and MRI.
  • When not responding to routine conservative treatment within a given period these overuse injuries need shock wave therapy to heal allowing the sports person to go back to desired sports early with minimum or no support or splint.

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