Sports Specific Injuries

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

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 and smashes! Rotator cuff injuries are common, as are wrist and elbow injuries.

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, it is almost as common for a skier to talk about their most recent injury as it is a roadrunner!

Running Injuries

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.

Rugby Injuries

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, coupled with a lack of protective equipment! 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.

Ice Hockey Injuries

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.

Football Soccer Injuries

Football (Soccer) Injuries

Football (Soccer) Injuries

Soccer injuries occur predominantly in the legs, although occasionally injuries to the upper body do occur, often through falls or impacts. Soccer injuries may be either acute – where there is one incident that clearly causes the injury or chronic – where an injury develops gradually.

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