Have you ever been injured while playing sports?
Unless you only play ping pong, or don’t try very hard, the answer is yes.
Everyone gets injured at some point playing sports. It doesn’t matter is it’s basketball, football, swimming, or tennis, every sport has common injuries attached to them.
Any kind of repetition is going to bring some sort of strain over time, same goes with sitting in front of a computer all day.
The key is knowing what the common injuries are and preparing your body and mind so that you can lessen your likelihood of getting injured.
When I hurt my shoulder last year playing hockey, I went to Spectrum Physio, a sports injury clinic in Newmarket Ontario for help. They explained how common certain injuries are for each sport and they usually know exactly the problem as soon as they say what sport it was. Jason, a physio at the clinic says that not warming up, stretching and preparing before playing can often lead to injuries as your muscles work too hard too fast and it usually causes strain to the body.
One of the sports with the most injuries is football. I used to play football and still remember feeling bruised and batters after each game, and I was only 18 at the time. It’s very important to make sure your body is up for the sport you are playing and that you train, stretch and prepare for the sport you will be playing.
Injuries are inevitable, but you can minimize them if you plan and prep instead of just trying to jump into the action without proper prep.
Below is an infographic that shows some common injuries related to football.