Sports Specific Injuries

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Football Soccer Injuries

Football (Soccer) Injuries

If you play football (soccer) then here are the sports injuries you are most likely to suffer. On this page: Most common football injuries When to see a doctor Go direct to: Preventing football injuries First aid PRICE principles Most common football injuries Hamstring strain Hamstring strains commonly know as a pulled hamstring is a …

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Knee joint injuries and sprains

Preventing Football Injuries (Soccer)

Probably 75% of Football injuries are preventable. The best protection from injury is correct warm up and conditioning which can help you avoid unnecessary injury that can ruin the season. On this page: Preventing Football/Soccer injury Go direct to: Common Football/Soccer injuries Football/Soccer Injury Prevention Here are our 7 top tips for avoiding football/soccer injuries: …

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Tennis Injuries

Here we look at some of the most common injuries in the game of Tennis, as well as what you can do to try to prevent tennis injuries. Tennis injuries are often in the upper body, especially due to the forces required to hit the ball over and over again, especially on shots like serves …

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Skiing injuries

Although skiing has a reputation as a dangerous sport, research has shown that general skiing injury rates have reduced by 50% over the last fifteen years. Even so, it is almost as common for a skier to talk about their most recent injury as it is a roadrunner! Most common skiing injuries The most common …

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Running Injuries

Running injuries are usually overuse injuries of the foot, lower leg, knee, and hip. View the most common injuries here as well as when to seek medical advice and top tips for avoiding running injuries. On this page: Running injuries When to seek medical advice Emergency first aid Avoiding running injuries Common running injuries Select from …

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Rugby Injuries

Rugby is well known for a high injury rate and this is mostly due to the physicality and contact nature of the sport. In most cases, the only protection a rugby player wears is shin pads and a gum shield, although shoulder padding and padded scrum caps are also available and permitted. Most common Common …

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Netball Injuries

Netball injuries can be a mix of both upper and lower limb injuries, as well as acute, impact injuries and gradual, overuse injuries. Shoulder injuries are the most common in the upper limb due to repeated throwing. Sometimes finger and hand injuries may also occur due to impacts from the ball or an opponent grasping …

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Ice Hockey Injuries

Ice hockey is a dangerous sport due to the high speeds, slippery surface, sharp blades and a solid puck traveling at up to 100 miles an hour! However, players do wear extensive protective gear, including helmets. A large proportion of ice hockey injuries come from awkward falls on the ice and so impact injuries such …

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Field Hockey Injuries

Field hockey injuries are similar to other field sports such as soccer due to the sudden bursts of speed and changes of direction. Hardball and sticks increase the likelihood of contusions and lacerations. Due to the hardball and sticks involved, contusions are also very common injuries. The ball is accidentally lifted and hits an opponent, …

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Cycling Injuries

Cycling injuries are either overuse injuries which develop gradually over time because of repeated movement patterns or pressures, or acute, traumatic injuries due to a fall! Most common The most common gradual onset cycling injuries tend to be knee injuries. But wrist and elbow pain can also occur. IT band syndrome IT band syndrome or …

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