Athletes often dismiss small cuts and bruises. However, an unsterilized cut or bruise can lead to septicaemia, the medical terminology for blood poisoning. In ancient Rome, honey was used to sterilize wounds and alcohol was used to reduce the risk of infection. Today, first aid for sports has the benefit of state of the art sterilizing equipment and wound disinfectants. Before properly sterilizing a cut or wound, it is important to first clean the wound to clear all debris, mud, grass or whatever other matter has adhered to the wound. Sports first aid reduces the risk of a serious infection and also reduces healing time.Athletic Courage Injury prevention believe in alternative approaches to heal any sports related injuries and promote physical health. Their sports medicine and physiotherapy are trained in how to stem bleeding, administer first aid and know when it is safe to move an injured sports person.
Sports supports for ankle and knee injuries
After knee injuries, the most frequent injuries suffered by professional football players are ankle injuries. It is important that an ankle support is aiding in the healing of the ankle and that it is a good fit. Otherwise, the sports player may be inclined to remove it. The most common ankle injuries are inversion injuries, when one of the three lateral ligaments is stretched too far. This results in pain on the outer side of the ankle. Similarly, if a sports person strains the deltoid ligament, the pain will stem from the inner side of the ankle. Sports supports are crucial to the healing of the ankle and the reduction of the healing time.