Bruises may cause serious issues if untreated: doctors

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 23, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

With the number of sports injuries increasing due to the sunny weather, several doctors yesterday urged people not to overlook bruising and swelling of soft tissue as it can lead to more severe injuries that might impede mobility and cause chronic pain.

Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital’s Division of Orthopedics director Shih Kao-shang (釋高上) said a recent survey found that more than 80 percent of respondents work out regularly, with half of that figure exercising for at least three days per week.

“The most popular forms of exercise are jogging, cycling and playing basketball, all of which put participants at risk of sports injuries, such as those caused by collisions and falls,” Shih said at a news conference in Taipei yesterday morning.

Shih said that the number of people visiting his outpatient service for sports injuries has increased by 20 percent, with sprains and contusions being the most common types, and sports injuries accounting for more than 80 percent of all injuries.     [FULL  STORY]

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