Workout injuries are common during exercise as it needs physical strength. Workout is a tedious job and at times you go through a lot of trouble to get your body in shape
Workout leads to many injuries that are worth knowing. Here is a list of ten most common workout injuries –
1. Muscle pull/strain
This is one of the most common gym injuries faced by workout enthusiasts. It is basically an injury to muscle(s) as a result of continous strenous activity. Sometimes overstretching leads to tearing of muscular-fiber tears. Some prominent symptoms of muscle pull are localized pain, discoloration, bruising and stiffness. This at times can also damage small blood vessels, causing bruises and pain.
2. Ankle sprain
A sprain is an injury to the ligaments. Ankle sprain mostly happens as a result of mistakenly twisting the ligaments.
3. Shoulder injury
Shoulders have minimal support from any other bone in the body. A number of tendons, muscles and ligaments hold them together, thus making them prone to frequent injuries during workout sessions. The most common type of exercise injury in shoulders is rotator cuff injury.
4. Runner’s knee and other knee injuries
This, as the name suggests happens mostly during running regimes like trademill or track running. People with quad muscles are prone to runner’s knee. One must involve in dumbbell lunges or bulgarian squats before workout to avoid any such injury.
5. Pulled Hamstring
Involving oneself in a workout that requires speed and excessive movement for longer periods can lead to pulled hamstring.
6. Shin split
In simple words, this means pain in the shins/ front lower legs due to continous involvement in muscle building equipment. This condition is directly related to abrupt acceleration of workout or physical training routine. It mostly happens to those who involve in long running cycles.
This type of gym injury is basically the result of inflammation, swelling and irritation of the tendous, which joins muscles to bones. Tendinitis is mostly caused due to overuse of tendons during workout. Some common risk factors include in tendinitis are repetitive movement, trauma and thermal injury to the tendon.
8. Back pain
Sometimes excessive gymming causes the muscles in your lower back region to stretch beyond their limits, that’s when this condition occurs. One of the prominent reason of workout injury is the wrong posture during the workout.
9. Wrist pain and Dislocation
Another scariest workout injury is Wrist sprain or dislocation. This happens when the ligaments that connect bone to bone within the joint are overstretched or torn. When the wrist is forcefully bent backward or a sudden jolt is caused, it results in sprain or dislocation.
10. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
When pressure gets exerted on the medium nerve, the condition is known as carpet tunnel syndrome. Median nerve (in the wrist) supplies feeling and movement to different parts of the hand. In the event of occurence of this syndrome, one experiences numbness, tingling, muscle damage or weakness in hand. This is common in people who follow pre-workout schedule including repititive motions of hand and wrist. This is quite common in people (mostly women) between 30-60 years of age. Being focused and gymming properly is the only way to avoid injuries.