Sports Specific Injuries

Select from the options below to view information on sports injuries common to that particular sport.

Rugby injuries

Rugby Injuries

Rugby injuries are common due to the physicality and contact nature of the sport. In most cases, the only protection a rugby player wears is a gum shield, although shoulder padding and scrum cap head protection are also available and permitted. Rugby injuries affecting the shoulder Most common Rugby injuries are caused by direct impact …

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Netball injuries

Netball Injuries

Netball injuries can be sudden onset acute injuries, for example finger sprains and hand injuries. Or they may develop over time through overuse, especially to shoulders and knees. Netball has similar demands to basketball, involving fast changes of direction along with catching and overhead throwing. Netball injuries of the wrist & hand Finger sprains A …

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Football Soccer Injuries

Soccer Injuries

Football/Soccer injuries are a common part of the game. Most are sudden onset (acute), although overuse injuries also occur. Here we outline the most common Football injuries and how to treat and prevent them.. Acute football/soccer injuries Acute soccer injuries occur suddenly and include sprains, strains and fractures. Torn ligaments and broken bones are usually …

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Acute knee pain and Knee joint injuries

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. Preventing Football/Soccer Injuries Here are our 7 top tips for avoiding football/soccer injuries: Warm Up Warming up is often overlooked but should be part of …

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Tennis injuries

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

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, Skiing injuries can be particularly nasty when the do occur. Here we explain the most common Skiing injuries and how to avoid them. Skiing Injury facts The …

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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. Common running injuries Select from the options below to view more detailed information on specific running injuries. Foot & heel injuries …

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Ice Hockey Injuries

Ice Hockey Injuries

Ice hockey injuries are common because it is a dangerous sport due. It involves high speeds, slippery surfaces, 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 …

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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. Most common Field Hockey injuries Hamstring strain Hamstring strain (pulled hamstring) is a tear of one of the hamstring muscles at the …

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Cycling injuries

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 cycling injuries 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 …

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