Sport Injury Symptoms

Each year, participation in sports or exercise accounts for approximately 35% of muscle injuries that occur in Canada.  People who participate in sports are more likely than others of the same age to have muscle and tendon injuries and bone fractures. This certainly doesn’t mean you should avoid sports – the health benefits far outweigh the cost in terms of sports injuries.

Causes

Sports injuries are most commonly caused by poor training methods; structural abnormalities; weakness in muscles, tendons, and ligaments; and unsafe exercising environments. The most common cause of injury is poor training. For example, muscles need 48 hours to recover after a workout. Increasing exercise intensity too quickly and not stopping when pain develops while exercising also causes injury.

Common Muscle Symptoms are…

  • Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer's elbow is a condition that causes pain on the inside of the elbow. It is a type of tendonitis, which is an inflammation of the tendons, and is caused by overuse or repetitive stress on the muscles and tendons of the elbow.

  • Sciatic Pain

Sciatic Pain

Sciatica is a type of pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, which extends from the lower back, through the buttocks, and down the legs.

  • Finger Pain

Finger Pain

Finger pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury, inflammation, and underlying medical conditions.