What is your sport: Fencing

Fencing is a combat sport. Today, there are 3 common forms of it – Epee Fencing, Foil Fencing, and Sabre Fencing. Each kind of fencing uses a different weapon and has different rules. However, generally the objective of fencing is to be the first to score 15 or 5 points. These points are scored by a touch. The sport involves 2 players. And each player wears a protective suit.  

Fencing requires a lot of practice. It involves quick footwork, blade work, and strategic tactics to win.  

Main Muscles Used in Fencing

Gastrocnemius, Soleus, the Core, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Hip Flexor, Biceps, Triceps, Rotator Cuff Muscles, Forearm Flexors, and Forearm Extensors 

Fencing Injuries

Common Muscle Injuries from Fencing

The most common fencing injuries include: 

  • Elbow Tendonitis: The repetitive motion of a fencer’s weapon arm may experience a tendonitis injury. Overuse is often the cause.  
  • Muscle Strains: Muscles strains throughout the body are not uncommon. They may occur in the neck, shoulder, back, and most commonly, the hamstrings. 
  • Ankle and Knee Sprains: Because of the quick footwork involved in the sport, the ankle and knee are susceptible to twisting. In turn, ligaments may become stretched or torn past their normal limits. 

How Can You Alleviate Your Fencing Injuries?

Unfortunately, the best treatment for many of these injuries is adequate rest and time. Ice may be used to help reduce swelling and pain. If the pain is severe, make sure to get your injury checked out by a professional. If a muscle or ligament is torn, medical or surgical intervention may be necessary. After recovery, prevention is key. Strengthening the affected area and knowing your limits can go a long way in preventing an injury from becoming a nagging and recurring problem. 

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