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date: 26 September 2020


Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Elizabeth C. J. PikeElizabeth C. J. PIKE

Sports-related injuries are classified in several ways: injuries can be acute (traumatic) or chronic (recurrent); primary (the result of a direct stress on a body part) or secondary (when another body part becomes injured because the primary injury goes unnoticed and/or untreated). While participation in sporting activities is widely promoted for its health benefits, it also carries health risks, including the likelihood of incurring an injury. The causes of injuries are multi-dimensional, with consequences for the physical, psychological, and social well-being of athletes. These challenge assumptions that sporting activities are inherently wholesome endeavors. ...

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