Sprains, Strains and Other Soft-Tissue Injuries usually occur during sports and exercise activities, but can occur also during daily activies.1
Sprains, strains, and contusions are considered to be acute injuries caused by a sudden trauma, such as a fall or a twist.
On the contrary, overuse injuries occur gradually over time as the body areas doesn’t get enough time to heal. These injuries usually occur by increasing the duration, intensity, or frequency of the activities.1
You can take actions to avoid such types of injuries by using the right equipment, developing a balanced fitness program, warming up before exercising and even before stretching. Generally, drinking plenty of water and taking days- off from activities will help.1
Injuries may take time to heal but if the symptoms persist, you should contact your doctor.1
Sprains, Strains and Other Soft-Tissue Injuries. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Available at https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/sprains-strains-and-other-soft-tissue-injuries Last accessed: 21/06/2019