It is something all of us have taken part in at some point in our lives, even if just at school. Sport can teach us about teamwork and build people skills as well as our fitness. One of the most popular ways to keep fit and have fun whilst doing so is joining a sports team. It can help your physical fitness, aerobic and anaerobic endurance, as well as your mental health by socialising more and bonding over the game. Sport is a great way to ensure consistent and enjoyable physical activity but can result in occasional injuries.
There are plenty of sports to choose from. Some are individual sports such as tennis, boxing, golf, snooker and cycling – but even in these you’ll likely have opponents, coaches or teammates. Instead, we’ll focus on team sports such as rugby, netball, soccer, cricket and more. Sports can also be split into contact and non-contact sports. Obvious contact sports are rugby and soccer in which you are permitted to make contact. Non-contact sports include netball and hockey, where most contact would be considered as a foul.
When it comes to receiving injuries through sport, contact team sports are often the worst for causing the most injuries. Although these sports can result in serious injury, it is rare. The most common sporting injuries are sprains and strains. Here are the top 4 sports that cause the most injuries.
Considered by some as an extreme sport, snow sports can be dangerous. Skiing and snowboarding are relatively common in New Zealand as we have the domestic facilities for both. Common injuries occur to the head, hips and knees.
Whilst a non contact sport, netball is a fast and ferocious game. Common injuries occur to the legs, with ankle sprains being the most common.
This physical sport consists of a lot of kicking, jumping and tackling. Injuries often occur in the form of hamstring and foot injuries.
Rugby is a rough and tumble sport where physical contact is a given. Hard tackling is part of the game and harm can be caused. Concussions, sprains and bruises can happen anywhere on the body.
If you do suffer a sporting injury, early treatment is the best path towards a quick and stable rehabilitation. At Cairnhill Physio, our trained practitioners are established in the treatment of a variety of sporting injuries. Book an appointment today for diagnoses and treatment plans.