Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. Common injuries include bruises, sprains, strains, joint injuries and nose bleeds. It is important to see a doctor, as leaving an injury untreated can have far more severe. If symptoms are severe or don’t start to get better within a few days or weeks, your General Physician would mostly refer for specialist treatment and support, such as physiotherapy. Particularly serious injuries will occasionally require a procedure or operation to align any misplaced bones, fix any broken bones, or repair any torn ligaments. Depending on the type of injury you have, it can take a few weeks or months to make a full recovery. While you recover, it’s important not to do too much too fast – aim to increase your level of activity gradually over time.