The sprinter's injuries
In competition or in training, sprinter injuries are very common. Those who try to push their mechanics to the maximum of their speed know this: such efforts require traumatic treatment to the muscles.
The muscle injury is simply due to the speed of execution of their movements: the muscles are unable to respond to this intensity. The stretching required by the effort is greater than the muscle capacity, which results in the lesion (contracture, elongation or tear).
The functioning of the muscle, composed of successive stretches and contractions, requires great elastic abilities. Capabilities that are not necessarily present in younger athletes, who are not yet fully trained. And that can also be lessened by poor heating or build-up of fatigue.
Other injuries of the sprinter: tendon injuries. If a muscle group malfunctions, is less flexible, less reactive or injured, the reaction spreads to the tendons, which can experience inflammation or even tearing or disintesertion.
The tendons of the quadriceps, those located below the knee or those of the pelvis are here in the front line. Just like the hamstring muscles, behind the thighs.
What prevention? Stretching prevents this type of problem. But beware, they can also aggravate a state of injury. It is best to avoid, for example, stretching after an intense session. The muscle has already forced a lot, and it could get eris. It is better to reserve the stretches the next day.
Diet also plays a preventive role: fruits and vegetables contain trace elements and vitamins essential for proper muscle function.
Prevention can also occur within seconds of the injury. Injuries often occur at the end of training. Be listening to your body and don't do too much repetition.
And if, despite all these precautions, the muscle has farted, it is at best 10 days of stoppage in case of elongation. Several weeks of care and rest for a tear. Surgery will have to be resolved in case of muscle tearing. In any case, ultrasound remains the right test for a first check-up.
Finally, a muscle injury may return regularly and it's a real hassle. Take stock to see a possible deficit on the antagonistic muscles, revealing an imbalance between muscle groups. And why not then seek an outside opinion, such as method of method? It worked for me …