Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that specializes in physical fitness and the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries. Many times, these injuries are due to overuse of a body part when participating in or training for a sport. Sports injuries can be categorized as traumatic injuries or overuse injuries.
Factors that contribute to sports injuries include:
• Failure to warm up or warming up improperly
• Inadequate electrolyte intake
• Not using proper protective equipment
• Using incorrect techniques
• Poor posture
• Poor foot alignment