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Sports Related Injury and Treatment


We can’t deny the fact that everywhere we go there is sports that Is waiting for us. Any type of sports can lead us to injury. Non-contact sports which does not need physical contact between players and Contact sports which require physical contact between players. Professional and amateur players can both suffer a sports-related injury during or after the game. Sports medicine focuses on helping people improve their athletic performance, recover from injury and prevent future injuries. Some athlete/team personnel lacks knowledge on how to be cautious in preventing any injury. However, in most cases they have the full knowledge yet precaution are not being practiced.

RICE therapy is the first line of treatment. R stands for REST. Continued stress can increase the damage that is done to the tissue. I is for ICE. Cold reduces the size of the blood vessels, thereby decreasing the bleeding, reducing swelling and easing pain. COMPRESSION helps reduce swelling. Lastly, ELEVATION, elevating the injured limb above the level of the heart help drain excess fluid from the area.

Professional or Amateur both can experience several injuries. Traumatic injury may affect many parts of the body, including the brain, extremities and internal organs. Sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments while Strain is a stretching or tearing of muscle or tendon. Concussion is a traumatic brain injury which alters the way the brain functions. It is caused by a sudden blow to the head. Overuse injury refers to specific injury, which are sustained from repetitive action.

Vejthani Orthopedics Center uses highly innovative techniques in treating diseases. We does not focus on treatment itself but also diagnosing, preventing and identifying further complications. Vejthani Orthopedics Center is team up with our own Rehabilitation Center, that provides a full range of services, which aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life.

Everywhere we go sports is just around the corner. Participating in sports is enjoyable, as past time or as part of being physically and mentally fit. There are two types of sports: Non-contact sports which literally means, players doesn’t have the physical contact with each other. While Contact sports, are sports that emphasize or require physical contact between players. Regardless of the activity, risks are always involved. No one is exempted when it comes to sports injury, Professional or Amateur player can both suffer from any sports-related injury during or after the game.

Sports Medicine focuses on helping people improve their athletic performance, recover from injury and prevent future injuries. Prevention is always the best and easiest way to avoid any injury. Taking precaution is a great responsibility for both athletes and team personnel. Some athlete/team personnel lacks knowledge on how to be cautious in preventing any injury. However, in most cases they have the full knowledge yet precaution are not being practiced.

Self treatment depends on the severity of the injury. RICE therapy is considered a first-aid treatment. Rest, without rest, continual strain is placed on the affected area that may lead to increased inflammation, swelling, pain and possible further injury. Some soft tissue takes longer time to heal without rest. Ice, is the most cheapest, simplest yet effective way to manage injuries. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory in reducing swelling and pain. Compression, helps to reduce swelling and inflammation. Elevation, is a simple strategy which uses the force of gravity. It aims to reduce the swelling by increasing blood circulation. This can result to less edema which reduces the pain. First thing to note when to seek medical attention includes, pain and swelling. If there is too much pain, swelling and ambulation problem after RICE therapy Health attention should be required.

In Thailand, Soccer is the most popular sport that everyone play. A lot of injuries are sustained playing soccer whether professional or amateur.


Knee injuries in football are the most common, especially anterior or posterior cruciate ligament (ACL/PCL) and menisci (cartilage of the knee). ACL injury are common in sports that involves sudden changes of direction. Most are non-contact injuries that occur during sudden twisting motion (when someone makes a slightly awkward movement while planting his foot) or when landing from a jump.

Shoulder injuries are also common and labrum (cartilage bumper surrounding the socket part of the shoulder) is particularly susceptible to injury. Injuries to the acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) are also seen in football players and commonly referred as “shoulder separations”.


When a player suffers a concussion during a game or in a practice whether they’re professional or student, It is a serious matter. In concussion, the brain shakes vigorously that it hits the inside of the skull. That injures the brain.


Overuse injuries are the result of repetitive micro-trauma to the tendons, bones and joints. This occurs because you are trying to do much and do not allow your body an adequate time to recover.

Vejthani Orthopedics Center promotes treatment involving the use of highly innovative techniques. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is the preferred choice, to reduce the damage to human tissue when performing surgery. Vejthani Orthopedics Center has a complete service that offers treatment related to sports injury like: sprains and strains, fractures and joint dislocation. Orthopedics Center collaborates with Rehabilitation Center which provides a full range of services to help patients regain control over their lives, recover function and reduce pain. Physical therapy focuses on strength, mobility and fitness.  Another one is Occupational therapy to help with the daily activities.

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Orthopedics Center, 2nd Floor, King of Bones Building, Vejthani Hospital
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