Sports injuries are injuries that occur to athletes participating in sporting events. In many cases, these types of injuries are due to overuse of a part of the body when participating in a certain activity. Sports injuries require special care while treatments. Modern treatment methods might require that surgeries be carried out, which shall prevent the sports person from actively pursuing the sport or require use of drugs which can get the athletes banned.
Ayurveda based Kalari system has natural methods for treatment for sports injuries, which offer long term solutions, taking into account, the career of the sportsman. Kalari system has an inherent advantage in sports medicine and treatment of sports related injuries because it was primarily developed to treat injuries caused due to Kalarippayatt, which is a form of martial arts. In effect, the Kalari system can be said as a predecessor of modern age sports medicine.