Though more injuries occur while playing football, soccer, basketball, and baseball than any other sport, the fact is that anyone who is active can suffer a sports injury, whether it happens while exercising or taking a walk.

Your risk of sustaining a sports injury increases when you engage in activities without the proper training, when you use poor technique, and when you follow an intensive training schedule without taking enough time to rest.

The most common sports injuries include:

  • Sprained ankle
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Runner’s knee
  • Fractures

Overuse injuries and inflammatory conditions like tendonitis also frequently occur in active people.