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SPRAINS and STRAINS
What are Sprains?
Sprains are torn or stretched ligaments. Ligaments connect bones together at joints. They are tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together in your joints. Symptoms will include swelling, pain on movement, bruising and inability to move the joint. You may feel a pop or tear when the sprain occurs.
The areas of your body that are most vulnerable to sprains are your ankles, knees, and wrists. A sprained ankle can occur when your foot turns inward, placing extreme tension on the ligaments of your outer ankle. A sprained knee can be the result of a sudden twist, and a wrist sprain can occur when falling on an outstretched hand.
Sprains are classified by severity:
Grade 1 sprain (mild): Slight stretching and some damage to the fibers of the ligament.
Grade 2 sprain (moderate): Partial tearing of the ligament. There is abnormal looseness (laxity) in the joint when it is moved in certain ways.
Grade 3 sprain (severe): Complete tear of the ligament. This causes significant instability and makes the joint nonfunctional.
What are Strains?
Strains are stretched or torn muscles or tendons. Tendons connect muscle to bone. Sudden twisting or pulling can cause strains. Strains can happen suddenly or develop over time. Back and hamstring muscle
strains are common. Many people get strains playing sports. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and trouble moving the muscle.
Soccer, football, and other contact sports put athletes at risk for strains, as do sports that feature quick starts, such as hurdling, jumping, and running races. Gymnastics, tennis, rowing, golf and other sports that
require extensive gripping, have a high incidence of hand sprains. Elbow strains frequently occur in racquet, throwing, and contact sports.
Treatment of both sprains and strains usually involves resting the injured area, icing it, wearing a bandage or device that compresses the area, elevating the area (R.I.C.E.) and medicines such as Motrin, Ibuprofen or Tylenol. Later treatment might include exercise and physical therapy. More severe strains or sprains
may require surgery.
When should I call or see the doctor?
1. If you are unable to put weight on your ankle or knee.
2. If there is a deformity of a joint or it looks crooked.
3. If a joint feels unstable.
4. If your pain is very severe.
5. If you are unsure how serious your injury is.
Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Fall weather and all your activities. The T&C October Newsletter is attached below. Send me your comments, pictures and feedback about how T&C Sports is doing.
This weekend our T&C Fall Season starts off in a big way. I'm proud of all the work that we've done to get the facilities ready for you. We are still working to improve and welcome your feedback. I'm attaching our first edition of a T&C monthly newsletter.
Thanks for all you do!
T&C Executive Director
Coaches and Parents:
Town & Country Sports have been closely monitoring the weather for the past several days and it's likely we will encounter some weather delays. We ask for your support and understanding as we will do everything we can to insure your families safety.
The Town & Country Sports Complex is monitored by a Thor Guard lightning prediction and warning system. The Thor Guard system measures atmospheric conditions at the T&C campus and surrounding area. When the conditions reach the threshold for potential lightning, an alarm will sound (one long blast of the sirens) and the strobe lights will begin to flash.
Steps to take when the Thor Guard sirens and lights are activated:
1. EVERYONE on the T&C campus must take immediate shelter, either in cars or in the T&C restrooms (these are the safest structures).
2. Only when the Thor Guard system gives the 'all clear' (3 short siren blasts and the lights go off), may activities resume.
It is the responsibility of every adult on campus to comply with these steps, and to ensure that every child also complies. This is a Zero Tolerance safety condition for participating at T&C. Failure to comply is to do so at your own safety risk, and with possible expulsion from the T&C campus and future activities.
You may view the the status of the T&C Thor Guard system from your smart phone or PC at this link: tandcsports.thormobile7.net
Information about Thor Guard:
Lightning Policy and Procedure LIGHTNING AND THUNDER POLICY AND PROCEDURE
Please "hope for the best, plan for the worst" when it comes to getting wet and/or any game delays.
2017 Fall Girls Lacrosse Clinic
Registration Closes October 30th!
2018 Spring Lacrosse Registration opens Mid-December!
2017 Winter Basketball
Registration opens mid-October!
2017/18 Winter Futsal Registration opens in October!
2018 Spring Baseball Registration opens Mid-December!
2018 Spring Soccer Registration opens Mid-December!
2018 Spring Softball Registration opens Mid-December!
2018 Spring Just-Play Volleyball Registration opens Mid-February!
2018 Fall Football
Registration opens in May!
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