Spot Infections Being Transmitted During Sporting Activities

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Published on February 25, 2014

Author: annasmith723

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Spot Infections Being Transmitted During Sporting Activities :  Spot Infections Being Transmitted During Sporting Activities Introduction: Introduction Sports Injury Sports at higher risk of injury infection Immediate injury treatment “Step-by-Step” Tips you can use to stay safe whatever sport you play Skin Infections Signs of skin infections due to injury If the infection is worse SYMPTOMS may include MRSA Tips for Athletes - Prevent MRSA Infection Sports Injury: 5 common sports injuries on the field or track: Achilles Tendinitis Groin Strain Arch Pain Ankle Sprain Lower Back Pain Shoulder Injury Runner's Knee Achilles Tendinitis Torn Ligaments Torn Cartilage Sports Injury Sports at Higher Risk of Injury Infection: Sports at Higher Risk of Injury Infection Wrestling Other Sports t Risk: : Other Sports t Risk: Immediate Injury Treatment “Step-by-Step”: Immediate Injury Treatment “Step-by-Step” Steps Stop the activity immediately. Wrap the injured part in a compression bandage. Apply ice to the injured part (use a bag of crushed ice or a bag of frozen vegetables) for no more than 15 minutes at a time. Let the area warm completely before applying ice again, in order to prevent frostbite. Elevate the injured part to reduce swelling. Get to a physician for a proper diagnosis of any serious injury. Tips You Can Use To Stay Safe Whatever Sport You Play: Tips You Can Use To Stay Safe Whatever Sport You Play 1. Be in proper physical condition to play a sport 2. Know and abide by the rules of the sport 3. Wear appropriate protective gear and equipment 4. Avoid playing when very tired or in pain 5. Always warm up before playing 6. Rest Skin Infections: Skin Infections Fungal, bacterial and viral infections represent the majority of skin infections in athletes. Signs of Skin Infections Due To Injury: Signs of Skin Infections Due To Injury Redness Swelling Heat (increased temperature at wound site) Pain and tenderness Formation of pus Worse SYMPTOMS May ​Include:: Worse SYMPTOMS May ​Include: If the infection is worse SYMPTOMS may ​include: Increased swelling Red streaks travelling away from the wound Foul smelling or increasing amounts of draining pus and fluid Fever, chills, nausea or vomiting Swollen lymph nodes throughout the body MRSA: MRSA MRSA: Methicillin -Resistant Staphylococcus aureus In recent years, MRSA has gained the attention of the individuals from sports illustrating the urgent need to develop better ways to diagnose and treat bacterial infections. Tips for Athletes - Prevent MRSA Infection: Tips for Athletes - Prevent MRSA Infection Practicing good personal hygiene is the best way to avoid getting a MRSA infection. Other recommendations for athletes include: Use pump soap dispensers with best antibacterial soap and avoid bar soap Don't share towels, personal items, clothing or equipment Clean gym or sports equipment with disinfectant sprays before and after use Report any cuts or abrasions to the coach or team trainer and have them monitored as they help PowerPoint Presentation: Thank You

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