Any disorder of health status in athletes is analyzed in terms of identifying and eliminating the specific causes of appearance. The aim of your research was the assessment of health status of junior athletes practicing basketball and volleyball and development of preventive measures.
Material and Method. A longitudinal descriptive study of health status of junior athletes practicing basketball and volleyball was conducted.
Results. There are some specific peculiarities of injury and illnesses among athletes practicing sports games. The most common injuries in athletes practicing volleyball and basketball were registered in hand and foot joints. Among other complaints related by athletes are visual disturbances and the presence of skin diseases. The most common symptoms of the overtraining that occur in athletes are the moodiness and joint pains.
Conclusions. Subjective assessment of health status of junior athletes highlighted the presence of chronic and acute pathologies among athletes. Taking into account the results of researches, a set of measures has been developed to prevent unfavorable functional states of athletes’ body, to improve and strengthen their health status. Thus, it is very important to perform some activities promoting health among athletes, which rely on the knowledge of negative effects, caused by failure to comply with the hygiene conditions of training and behavior, on the importance of medical examinations etc.
health status, young athletes, sports injury, preventive measures
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