Do not look any further if you require workplace approved CPR training courses other than from First Aid Kelowna. In this blog, we shall address bone, muscle and joint injuries briefly. Bones are tissues that are hard, dense and strong and each body has over 200 bones of differing sizes and shapes. In between two (or more bones) that is held together by ligaments (which allow movement) is called a joint. The skull is made of a few joints which fuse together to create a solid structure. Muscles that are attached to a bone is done so by tendons. They are soft tissues that can extend or retract in order to allow movement. It is controlled by the nervous system by receiving signals. The main purpose of bones, muscles and joints is to support the body, protect internal organs, allow movement, storing minerals, produce blood cells, produce heat through movement. There are four basic types of injures that involve bones, muscles, and joints: Fractures are a break, chip or crack on a person’s bone and can be open or closed. Dislocations is an injury that move a bone out of its normal position at a joint. Sprains are a partial or complete tearing from a person’s ligaments at their joint. A strain is a stretch or tear of a person’s muscle or tendon. Contrary to popular belief, a muscle cramp is not an injury but rather merely a painful condition that can be a result of heavy exercise or staying in the same position for too long of an extended period. This may be eleviated by stretching/massaging the area, resting, or changing position. There are a few common types of bone, muscle and joint injuries which range from muscle cramp to severe fracture or dislocation. To prevent them, we advise people to wear appropriate safety equipment, warm up and warm down muscles and provide adequate supervision to children. In order to learn more or to register for workplace approved CPR AED training courses/recertifications please contact First Aid Kelowna.