The summer weather and longer evenings gets everybody feeling more energised and motivated to spend time outdoors. A great way to get out in the sun is by joining a local team or group of co-workers in the popular sport of tag rugby. Tag rugby is a social game that is played by all levels of skill, age, fitness and teams are usually of mixed gender.
When you decide to play any sport, you’re willing to risk getting injured. While there is an inherent risk of injury in every sport, the kinds of injuries and the likelihood of sustaining them varies greatly from sport to sport. Unfortunately, Irish sports are often overlooked by the broader medical community, so today we’re going to look at some of the most common injuries in one of Ireland’s oldest and roughest sports: hurling.
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.
The Dublin City Marathon has grown from a modest 11,000 in 2007 to nearly 20,000 this year with additional places offered to fill the demand. With the increase in participants comes the inevitable increase in running injuries. Here, we look at how a Physiotherapist can help prevent and treat running injuries.
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.
There are anywhere from 650 to over 800 muscles in our bodies, so it is inevitable that they will have the occasional problem. Muscle tightness is far from a serious issue in most cases, but it can still be inconvenient. Although they’re usually not very painful, stiff muscles can be very limiting to our physical activities. So what exactly causes stiff muscles?
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.
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.