One of the most common problems affecting professional athletes and those who like to play sports as a means of keeping fit is dealing with injuries. In fact, it’s possible to sprain a ligament just by falling awkwardly and it’s almost inevitable that you will sustain an injury at some point, whether you like to run, play ball or enjoy martial arts such as jiu-jitsu and judo. Old injuries can be a nuisance, however, there’s no need to drastically reduce healthy, physical activities as a result, so long as you take sensible precautions and follow medical advice.
Sometimes, childhood or adolescent injuries persist into later life and adults may be concerned about the impact sports activities will have on them. Damage tends to occur in certain areas of the body, particularly those that are weight bearing, such as ankles and knees and those that help you move flexibly, such as shoulders, elbows and wrists.