People who are active take on a certain level of risk when they participate in the sports they love the most. While injuries are certainly not always the fault of the individual, it can be helpful to know which injuries are more likely to occur than others. Depending on the circumstances, it may also fall under Premises Liability. This may help people stay safe and live the active lifestyle that they enjoy.
Sprains and Strains
Some people may assume that unless you have a broken bone the injury is not that serious. However, sprains and strains are not only the most common sports injuries, but can also have the worst impact on the body. The difference between sprains and strains are the following:
- Sprains are damages to the tendons or ligaments that are stretched beyond capacity
- Strains are “pulling a muscle” that has been stretched and used over its limit
Knee injuries are certainly among the most common sports injuries. The most common issues with knee injuries are typically associated with tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). This is a serious injury as it can impact whether or not a person can continue to play a sport and it can also impact their body for the rest of their lives. Typically, knee injuries occur by impact, twisting, overextending, or simply stopping too abruptly.
While many people associate Tennis Elbow with only tennis players, this is not always the case. The term actually refers to elbow pain that is brought on by overuse or subtle injury to the muscle areas located in the arm. Without proper therapy and treatment, this injury can cause more serious problems that can impact an athlete for the rest of their life.
The above injuries are all too common and there are certain precautions a person can take to avoid them. Effective stretching and understanding limitations are definitely good practices. If you begin to feel aches or pains, it is important to see a doctor right away. Sports injuries can get serious quickly and the more quickly you determine the issue, the faster you can remedy the problem.
Massachusetts Sports Injuries Law
Sports injuries are pretty common among athletes. Massachusetts law recognizes that when people participate in certain activity then they are also taking on a certain level of risk. With that said, if there are factors outside of the scope of regular activity that play a role in the injury, then you may need to discuss your claim with an attorney.
When Do You Need an Attorney?
If you or someone you know has experienced a sports injury and you are uncertain if you have a sport injury case, do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney. Massachusetts Attorney Peter Ventura is ready to hear about your case. Give him a call today at 508-755-7535. Attorney Ventura is well-versed in personal injury and can help you maneuver through the legal system effectively.
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