Sports can be classified based on risk of injury into Collision Sports, Contact Sports, Limited Contact Sports and Non-contact Sports. To make things simple, sports can be classified as Contact Sports and Non-contact Sports.
What are contact sports?
Sports in which the athletes purposely hit or collide with each other or with the ground with force.
Examples: martial arts, rugby, football, basketball, motor racing, boxing and skiing.
What are non-contact sports
A sport in which the players are physically separated such as to make it nearly impossible for them to make physicalcontact during the course of a game.
Examples: Tennis, cricket, darts, bowling, volleyball, netball, squash.
What are the injuries that contact sports players experience?
Cuts and bruising, head injuries, muscle pain and dislocated joints. Impact injuries can also include spinal injuries, ligament and tendon injuries and fractures
How can I prevent contact-related sports injuries?
Injuries are part and parcel of contact sports. However there are measures that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of suffering an injury. Protective clothing and wears can protect you from most of the injuries that happen in contact sports.
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Dr Saseendar, MS, DNB, MNAMS, FISOC(US), FASM(Sing),
Consultant Arthroscopy and Sports Surgeon,
Founder Chairman, CARE Sports Injury (www.caresportsinjury.com)