The main injuries in football are fractures, groin injuries, muscle tears and twisting injuries to the knees and ankle leading to ligament tears. Goalkeepers get wrist and hand injuries, including occult scaphoid fractures.
Shoulders injuries are commoner among swimmers, especially in those performing butterfly strokes.
The shoulder and back are the most common sites of overuse injuries. Golfer’s elbow is due to common flexor origin tendinosis. This does not just occur in golfers.
VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL
Hand injuries, patellar tendinopathy and internal derangements of the ankle and knee.
Javelin throwers get injuries due to abnormal stresses on the elbow similar to those seen in baseball.
Tennis elbow is the inflammation of the common extensor origin. Partial rupture of calf muscles is also seen in tennis players and in other sports requiring sudden extreme acceleration.
Problems include iliotibial band syndrome and stress fractures in the feet and shins.
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