Sporting Incidents and Injuries in Jersey County

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There has been growing concern about the rise of sport-related incidents causing injuries. The problem affects everyone engaging in sports activities.

According to the National Safety Council, there are more injuries from exercise than in any other sport. This figure is followed closely by bicycling, then basketball and football coming in third and fourth, respectively.

Those who experienced sporting incidents and injuries in Jersey County should speak with an attorney about legal options for compensation. A knowledgeable lawyer could advise you on what may be possible in your situation.

Types of Sporting Injuries

There are many injuries you can get from various sports activities. These injuries produce different symptoms and complications. The most common injuries include:

Sprains

Sprains are a result of overstretching and tearing ligaments. It most commonly affects ankle joints.

Strains

Strains are a result of overstretching or tearing muscles or tendons. Tendons are tissues that connect bones and muscles. Strains most commonly affect the hamstring muscle, groin, and lower back.

Swollen Muscles

Muscles naturally swell when they are injured. The swelling usually causes pain and leaves muscles weak.

Fractured Bones

Also known as broken bones.

Dislocations

A dislocation happens when you force a bone out of its socket. Dislocated joints leave you feeling weak and are painful. They also tend to cause a lot of swelling.

Achilles Tendon Rapture

The Achilles tendon, named for the Greek hero Achilles, is located at the back of your ankle. This tendon can break or rupture during some physical exertion causing severe pain.

Knee Injuries

There are several different kinds of knee injuries that sporting activities can cause. The most common is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury where the ligament tears from the bone with differing severity. ACL injuries are painful and make walking difficult.

Concussion

A concussion is a mild reversible brain injury you get from blows to the head. Symptoms of a concussion include headaches, dizziness, and short-term memory loss. You may also lose consciousness when you receive the injury.

Dehydration

If you do not take in enough water while performing physical activities, you are likely to experience dehydration. Dehydration can lead to heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

Child Sport Injuries

While it is difficult to avoid any injuries from sports, a lot of effort has gone to making many sports safe for minors and children.

These efforts aren’t always successful as more than 3.5 million children under fourteen years visit hospitals for sports-related injuries each year.

Children experience traumatic brain injuries and overuse injuries from participating in sports. Most sports-related injuries occur during practice rather than at games.

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