Despite being considered by experts as less dangerous than horse riding, gymnastics, and scuba diving, the visual brutality of boxing leads many people to believe it is one of the most dangerous sports out there. In fact, several countries, like Norway, Cuba, and North Korea, have banned boxing altogether. Regardless of your feelings of the sport, boxing can result in both minor and major injuries. Here, we’re going to look at some of the most common injuries sustained by boxers.
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Icing and heating injuries are techniques that have been used to aid recovery for hundreds of years. Despite this, there remains a lot of confusion as to which should be used when. In this blog, we’re going to look at how icing and heating work, and how to know which one to use.
In this blog, we’re going to look at some of the most common physical injuries sustained by children. While you can’t protect them from every injury, recognising the signs and symptoms of these will help you prevent some of the most common ones.
A 2011 study found that in the 6 months leading up to a triathlon, 87% of participants reported an overuse injury. With all that in mind, let’s look at some of the most common injuries experienced by triathletes.
Footballer’s ankle is a form of chronic ankle pain caused by bone spurs on the front aspect of the bone of the ankle. These spurs are generally developed from long term sporting activity that involves kicking as this will move the ankle to its extremes.
The majority of whiplash cases result from road traffic accidents where the head is thrown back and then whipped forward. The injury might also be a result of some force to the head, normally during sporting activities such as boxing or rugby. Whatever the cause, physiotherapy has proven incredibly valuable in the healing process.
Basketball has proven to be an excellent way to strengthen the body and mind for members of all generations. Of course, such an exertive activity does not come without risk. Below we will discuss some of the most common basketball injuries.
Compartment syndrome is a painful condition brought on by a build-up of pressure in the muscle compartments. Sports such as running, cycling or swimming are often the cause, with most cases occurring in the lower leg.
Running is a great way to keep fit and stay healthy. But like all forms of exercise, running has certain risks associated with it. Here are some of the most common injuries linked to running.
While it’s easy to injure yourself in pretty much any sport, the GAA tends to be a bit more brutal than most sports. For that reason, we’re going to look at some of the most common injuries in Gaelic football.
Although back pain is not what comes to mind when most of us think of our health, it is actually one of the most pervasive health problems in almost any society. In the United States, for example, back pain is the leading cause of disability among men aged 45 and over, as well as the second most common reason for GP visits.
While golf may not be a contact sport, one in five golfers will sustain an injury each year. If you are shocked by that figure, don’t be. The reason it is so high is that golf is a sport that involves extremely repetitive movements, which can lead to a whole host of issues, overuse injuries being one of the most common.
Many of us take up gym memberships with the intention of making genuine changes to our body, our lifestyle and improving our overall happiness. This can be a rewarding decision and can contribute to your fitness, your health and has a number of related improvements in other areas of your life. But like any vigorous activity, exercising in the gym can occasionally lead to injuries for even the most diligent person.
Tennis is one of the most commonly played sports in the world, and while it is not usually viewed as a high-risk sport, it is easy to sustain an injury while playing. The majority of tennis injuries are a result of overuse, although physical trauma is also common. In this blog, we’re going to look at some of the most common tennis injuries, and what causes them.
Rugby is one of the most popular sports in Ireland, as well as one of the roughest. Although many sports are classified as contact sports, few take this classification as literally as rugby. There are very few parts of the body that can escape from a match unscathed, although usually the injuries are inconsequential.
With National Bike Week taking place from the 11th to 19th of June, many more people will be taking to the road than usual. Unfortunately an increase in bikes on the road goes hand in hand with an increase in cycling related injuries. This blog will outline some of the more common ones and the best way to deal with them.
As with any sport, there are certain injuries that are more common than others in football. So in this blog, we’re going to look at what the most common injuries are and how to prevent them.
Swimming is a great way to get an all-over workout and stay healthy. But as with all exercise, it can lead to injuries if it is improperly carried out. If you are an avid swimmer, it is important to be aware of these injuries, and what you can do to prevent them.
Depression and back pain may seem like two issues that are completely unrelated, but a number of studies have shown that they are in fact closely linked.