The most common sports injuries are strains, sprains, tendinosis, and stress fractures. When a person accidentally twists or overextends a joint, the muscles and tendons can tear. Overextending these muscles can cause a strain. If the ligament tears, it can result in a sprain. Tendinosis (overuse syndrome) happens when certain joints in the body are overused. When these parts become overworked, pain and dysfunction are the results. With the tendons being used repeatedly, they become inflamed from the repetitious activities.
Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are great examples of tendinosis. Stress fractures are another injury commonly seen related to sports injuries. Stress fractures are also known as Fatigue Fractures. These fractures happen when there is a large, abnormal amount of weight being placed on a bone. It is extremely common with beginner runners who start off at a higher level than advised.