Top 4 Common Workout Injuries


Are you aware of the injuries that could occur from your normal workout routines? That are so many factors that causes common workout injuries – not enough rest, too much, too soon, repetitive motions and simple wear and tear and etc. In fact, a recent study showed overuse injuries (repetitive motions involved in sports and workout routines, such as long-distance running, swimming and rowing) account for nearly thirty percent of all injuries. And the most common overuses injuries spotted were Inflammation, general stress and tendinitis. Also, people that partook in high-speed, full-body-contact sports, were spotted to sustain acute injuries. Read on to find out the most common workout injuries and how they can occur.

1. Ankle Sprain

Twisting an ankle doesn’t just happen when running outdoors. Jogging on a treadmill can also result in an ankle sprain. In fact, the biggest problem running indoors on a treadmill is losing your focus and accidentally stepping half on and half off the treadmill while the belt’s still moving. If you jump off the treadmill quickly, your ankle may roll in an unnatural direction. Also, running outside on uneven terrain or up and off curbs also increases the risk of an ankle sprain.

2. Shin Splints

Pain along the inner edge of your shinbone (tibia) may be a sign of medial tibial stress syndrome, more commonly known as shin splints. Common in runners, shin splints can also develop in exercisers who participate in running sports or jumping. Experts say that anyone that has recently increased the intensity or frequency of their workout is at the greater risk of shin splints. Uneven ground, running uphill or downhill or on hard asphalt also increases the risk of shin splints, as does wearing worn-out shoes.

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3. Low-Back Strains

Ever experienced a sudden, sharp twinge in your lower back during your workout? It could be a sign you’ve overdone it. Squats or dead-lifts with improper form wreaks havoc on the lower back. You can suffer strains or, even worse, nerve compression and disk herniation, experts suggest. Twisting motions or sideways bends can also strain your lower back.

4. Biceps Tendinitis

Ever felt pain in front of the shoulder and upper-arm weakness? It may be a sign of tendinitis, an overuse injury that typically occurs from repetitive motions. Weightlifting, swimming, tennis and golf can all cause biceps tendinitis.


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