Sports injuries are common but they are avoidable if you take proper precautions. The most common injuries and how you can avoid those injuries is something every athlete should be aware of.
The most common type of injuries associated with sports medicine are muscle pulls, neck strain and pain, frozen shoulder injury, strained lower back injury, tennis elbow, runners knee, shin splints, sprained or twisted ankle, Achilles heel injury and foot arch pain and strain. What all of these injuries have in common is that they can occur because of over straining the muscles during a non-contact work out. In other words, athletes are not suffering the greatest sports injuries from football or other contact sports as much as they are suffering injuries from improperly working out, or overusing the same muscle groups when they are participating in a sporting event.
Sports medicine injuries don’t discriminate based on age or gender either. Young athletes in good overall health are just as likely to suffer from any of these common injures as older athletes since the injury is generally brought on by over use and then further compounded by improper healing and re-use. Continue reading