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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Another name for bruise Statitics : Contusions are second only to strains as a leading cause of sports injuries.paticular in males it affects more because they play football/basketballno death rate Contusion Statistic : Contusions are second only to strains as a leading cause of sports injuries. Prognosis :Most contusions are minor and heal quickly, without taking the athlete away from the game. But, severe contusions can cause deep tissue damage and can lead to complications that may keep the athlete out of sports for months. Defintion & Causes :Contusions occur when a direct blow or repeated blows from a blunt object strike part of the body, crushing underlying muscle fibers and connective tissue without breaking the skin. A contusion can result from falling or jamming the body against a hard surface. Symptoms:Contusions cause swelling and pain, and limit joint range of motion near the injury. Torn blood vessels may cause bluish discoloration. The injured muscle may feel weak and stiff. Treatment :To control pain, bleeding, and inflammation, keep the muscle in a gentle stretch position and use the RICE formula:Rest. Protect the injured area from further harm by stopping play. You may also use a protective device (i.e: crutches).Ice. Apply ice wrapped in a clean cloth. (Remove ice after 20 minutes.)Compression. Lightly wrap the injured area in a soft bandage or ace wrap.Elevation. Raise it to a level above the heart.
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