Sports Injuries By the Numbers

Sports Injuries By the Numbers
Likely spots injuries

Facts

  • 65% of sports injury cases involve people aged 5 – 24
  • 39% of sports injury patients are female and 61% are male
  • 28% of sports injury cases resulted from falls

Most common sports injuries

  • 41.4% are strains and sprains
  • 20% are fractures
  • 19% are cuts and bruises

Sports that cause the most injuries

  • 6.3% from soccer
  • 7.2% from cycling
  • 8.3% from football
  • 9.9% from basketball
  • 16.3% from general exercise (running, etc.)
  • 52% from others

Tips to prevent sports injuries

  • Warm up
  • Train adequately
  • Go for a health screening
  • Practise proper techniques
  • Use proper gear
  • Play on an even surface
  • Get enough rest
  • Consult a doctor before returning to sports

 

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