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Common Sports Injuries To Be On Guard Against

Athletes may be vulnerable to certain accidents and injuries associated with participating in sports and other physical activities. Personal safety requires an awareness of the risks associated with certain activities. UnityPoint Health says these are the 10 most common sports-related injuries people experience.

Hip flexor strain, ACL tear or strain, Concussion, Groin pull/strain, Shin splints, Sciatica, Hamstring strain, Tennis or golf elbow, Shoulder injuries, such as dislocations or strains, Patellofemoral syndrome.

Exercising caution while playing sports or exercising, as well as using correct form and guidance, may prevent some of these injuries. Speak with a doctor or physical therapist for ways to alleviate sports injuries and recover more readily.