Physical Active Body

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Having an active lifestyle is beneficial to your health and wellbeing. It is an effective way to prevent the development of certain lifestyle diseases caused by prolonged inactivity such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. However, being physically active also has its own share of hazards that you need to be aware of.

The musculoskeletal system provides framework to your body and allows coordinated movement. Its structures include your muscles, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments. Physical activities such as exercise and sports always include the danger of getting musculoskeletal injuries. Depending on the severity, these injuries could affect your body’s mobility.

According to research, ankle sprain and acute traumatic knee injury
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Raise your ankle above the level of the heart. Keeping it elevated would reduce the swelling through the help of gravity.

Hamstring Strain
Muscle strain, sometimes called muscle pull, occurs when the muscle fibers are stretched beyond their usual range. The severity could range from minor tear involving a few muscle fibers to a complete rupture which could take several months to heal. Your hamstring muscles are located at the back of your thighs. They are usually strained during sudden change of direction or when players sprint.

Signs and symptoms might include pain (aggravated by movement), swelling, muscle spasm, muscle weakness and bruising. A limited range of motion might also be
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P - Protect. Make sure that the affected muscle is protected from further injury.
R - Rest. Limit the movement of the injured muscle. Avoid doing the same activity that caused the injury and others that might provoke pain.
I - Ice. Apply ice on the strained muscle to prevent further swelling and relieve pain.
C - Compress. Wrap the injury with an elastic bandage to provide support and temporary immobilization. Additional movement might worsen the tear in the muscle fibers. Be careful not to apply your bandage too loose (because it would offer little support) nor too tight (it might impede blood flow).
E - Elevate. Prop up the injury to decrease the swelling.

ACL Tear
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a major ligament in the knee that connects the long bone in your thigh (femur) to another long bone in your leg (tibia). It is the most commonly injured knee ligament.

If your ACL get torn, you might feel a popping sensation in your knee, followed by severe pain. Swelling might begin a few hours after the injury. You might also feel some instability when putting weight on your injured

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