The Most Common Injuries in Each Sport
posted by Ryan Slater, MD | April 27, 2016
Tennis causes fewer injuries among high school and college athletes than football and basketball, but those who play are still at risk of several types of injuries. One of the most common injuries is tennis elbow, which occurs when you move your arm in a repetitive motion. Other common tennis injuries include muscle strain in the lower back, rotator cuff tendonitis, ankle sprains and tendonitis in the knee.
Volleyball also causes a lower number of injuries in young athletes, but it still sent more than 61,000 people to emergency rooms for treatment in 2012, according to CPSC. Shoulder injuries are among the most common types of injuries in this sport, since players use this part of the body for spiking or blocking the ball. Other common injuries include ankle sprains and tendon tears in the fingers.
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Dr. Slater is originally from American Fork, Utah and was a three-sport athlete in high school. He attended Brigham Young University on a football scholarship and played wide-receiver for the Cougars. He specializes in non-surgical treatment of orthopedic and sports related injuries and his other medical interests included management of concussion, stress fractures, and youth overuse injuries.
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.