10 Common Workout Injuries

Workout is a tedious job and at times you go through a lot of trouble to get your body in shape. Injuries are a part of anything which needs physical strength. Workout leads to many injuries, you might know few, but you should know the common ones. Here is the list of ten most common workout injuries for you-

  1. Muscle pull/strain

    This is one of the most common problems faced by workout enthusiasts. It is basically an injury to muscle(s) as a result of continuous strenuous 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 happen 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. Most common type of shoulder injury is the rotator cuff injury.

  4. Runner’s knee & other knee injuries

    This as the name suggests happens mostly during running regimes like treadmill or track running. People with quad muscles are prone to runner’s knee. One must involve in dumbbell lunges or bulgarian squats before work out.

  5. Pulled Hamstring

    Involving oneself in a workout requiring speed and excessive movement for longer periods can lead to pulled hamstring.

  6. Shin Splint

    In simple words, this means pain in the shins/ front lower legs due to continuous strenuous activity. 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.

  7. Tendinitis

    This is the inflammation, swelling and irritation of the tendons which join muscles to bones. Tendinitis is mostly caused due to overuse of tendons during workout. Some common risk factors include 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 reasons for this problem is the wrong posture during the workout.

  9. Wrist Sprain or Dislocation

    Wrist sprain or dislocation is caused 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 median nerve, the condition is known as carpel tunnel syndrome. Median nerve (in the wrist) supplies feeling and movement to different parts of the hand. In the event of the occurrence of this syndrome, one experiences numbness, tingling, muscle damage or weakness in the hand. This is common in people who follow workout schedule involving repetitive motions of the hand and wrist. This is seen mostly in people (mostly women) between 30-60 years of age.