BIOLOGY 7: Exercise & Injury

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What are the 4 common injuries associated with excessive exercise?
Sprains, dislocations, torn ligaments, torn tendons
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What is a sprain?
Damage to a ligament (usually by being stretched too much)
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What is a dislocation?
When a bone comes out of its socket
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Which method can be used to treat sprains?
RICE
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What does RICE stand for?
Rest, ice, compression, elevation
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What does ice do to help treat sprains?
It helps reduce swelling (by reducing the temperature & blood flow to the injured area)
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How does compression help to treat sprains?
It helps to reduce swelling and prevents excessive movement of the injured joint
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How does elevation help to treat sprains?
It helps to reduce swelling
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What do physiotherapists treat?
Skeletal-muscular injuries
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How do physiotherapists treat injuries?
Give treatment to reduce pain and swelling, therapies to speed up healing & advise the best exercises to do to rehabilitate after an injury
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What is a sprain?

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What is a dislocation?

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Which method can be used to treat sprains?

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