Sports injuries are any type of injury that occurs while performing sports or during exercise. The most common injuries are soft tissue injuries such as strains, sprains, joint dislocations, fractures, and head injuries, all of which need to be seen by a doctor.
The better your overall nutritional status and the overall shape your muscles are in, as well as adequate stretching and warm-up time, the less there is a likelihood that you will sustain sports injuries. Just as important is cool down time, which allows your muscles to slowly return to a neutral non-active state, helping circulation and removing acidic by-products that are caused during exercise and which can otherwise result in subsequent stiffness.
Caution: Joint dislocations, fractures, and head injuries all require immediate medical attention.