Statistics on Injury During Exercise
The following information is from a study carried out by the National Institute of Health regarding injuries sustained by non-elite athletes during exercise:
Injuries were sustained by 46% of females who exercised or played sports an average of 3 times per week.
Injuries were sustained by 69% of males who exercises or played sports an average of 3 times per week.
In terms of breakdown by age group:
- 18 – 24 years: 54% reported injury
- 25 – 35 years: 56% reported injury
- 35 – 44 years: 64% reported injury
- 45 – 54 years: 57% reported injury
- 55 – 64 years: 57% reported injury
- 65 and above: 44% reported injury
This information shows that the risk of injury with exercise is very significant, no matter what age you are.
When asked about their concerns regarding the long-term impact of their injuries, 78% of the participants expressed concern. The top 3 reasons for concern were:
- The issue or injury would worsen.
- The issue would limit their fitness activity and the ability to exercise.
- The issue would lead to long-term joint problems like osteoarthritis and decreased mobility.
Lastly, the study also inquired about whether or not the participants would have sought advice directed towards preventing their respective injuries if they knew it was available and a staggering 80% agreed that they would have.
Why Preventing Injury Is Worth The Effort
- The sooner one receives treatment for pain the sooner it is resolved and the less it costs.
- Prevention of injury through appropriate measures is COMPLETELY FREE.
- Commonly suffered injuries associated with activities of daily living (sleeping, driving, cleaning, gardening, walking) and exercise (running, resistance training, athletic competition) include:
- ligament sprains or torn ligaments
- muscle strains or torn muscles
- labrum tears (shoulder and hip)
- plantar fasciitis
- shin splints
- meniscus damage
- These conditions typically require medical evaluation, a period of inactivity to allow the injured area to heal, physical therapy and sometimes even surgery.
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