Everyone from the average gym-goer to the serious athlete is likely to experience some form of injury at some point.
A sports injury is any sports-related injury that occurs during exercise which involves the musculoskeletal system including the bones, muscles and cartilage.
The most common causes of sports injuries include accidents, bad form, an inadequate warm-up or from performing exercises beyond your current level of strength or fitness.
The most common types of sport injuries include:
- Knee injuries
- Achilles tendon injuries
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Sports Injuries; Mediline Plus ( 2 October 2014); https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sportsinjuries.html#summary
Achilles Tendon Injuries; Sports Medicine Australia; http://sma.org.au/resources-advice/injury-fact-sheets/achilles-tendon-injuries/
Dislocations: Mediline Plus; US National Library of Medicine (27 January 2014); https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/dislocations.html