Effects of Concrete Flooring in SportsEffects of Concrete Flooring in Sports:
Back pain or Knee pain can strike anyone, at any point in life. In the world, it is the most frequent excuse for missed work and the most common pain complaint. If you have been active in sports on concrete flooring at your gym or home, the etiology of your pain could stem from playing on those hard floors. The body is built with natural shock-absorbers, but even these systems can fail after repeated abuse from concrete flooring.
Athletes whose sport involves running put enormous strain on their legs. When they sprint across the soccer pitch, career around the cricket field, blaze up and down the basketball court, orienteering their way through a dense forest, run the final leg of a triathlon, or compete in a 10km road race, each footfall hits one of their legs with a force equal to more than twice their body weight. Just as repeated hammering on an apparently impenetrable rock will eventually reduce the stone to dust, the impact loads associated with running can ultimately break down your bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons, and ligaments - unless you practice on synthetic floor to attenuate the impact forces properly. Stress fractures induced by running have been documented in almost every bone in the human lower extremity and pelvis and all athletes are familiar with the muscle and connective-tissue pain which can follow strenuous workouts on hard surfaces.
Users of indoor sports facilities expect that everything has been done to guarantee safety. Athletes and coaches expect optimum injury prevention measures. Parents and insurance companies expect protection in the case of accidents. Unfortunately, sports can be the cause of a wide variety of injuries. A good sports floor may contribute considerably to minimizing injuries. Injuries may be the result of an unexpected major impact on the body in the case of a fall, which may be caused by a slippery floor. Equally hazardous is twisting a joint, which may be caused by a high friction floor. What is needed, is a resilient floor with a surface that meets the delicate skid resistance requirements for controlled sporting. A floor that contributes to the prevention of acute injuries (or trauma).
Bio mechanical research has shown that one needs about three steps to get used to a floor’s behavior. Think, for example, of the sense of instability experienced when stepping from hard pavement onto a soft beach. This means that in the case of an athlete who moves actively in all directions, a floor needs to have very consistent properties in order to get truly used to it. This is necessary to prevent the athlete from paying consciously or subconsciously attention to the floor’s behavior, with the resultant of loss of concentration. A uniform bounce ensures that basketball players, when dribbling, are able to concentrate fully on other players, knowing that the ball will bounce back to the hand. Uniform shock absorption prevents injuries, as the body is better able to deal with physical strain (fewer micro traumas). Consistent and effective movements are only possible on floors with uniform friction properties, which provide a sense of confidence and again decrease the risk of injuries. Seamless synthetic sports floors offer the best possible results in terms of uniformity of properties. Point-elastic systems achieve the highest scores in this field.
Synthetic track nowadays, all British tracks are made of modern synthetic materials. While most people think of them purely as fast surfaces for fast runners, they’re more versatile than that Pros: Synthetic tracks provide a reasonably forgiving surface and protect the athlete from injuries.