No doubt exercising is good for you, but sometimes you can injure yourself when you play sports or exercise. In fact, sports-related injuries send an average of 2.6 million children and young adults to the hospital each year.
Causes of Sports Injuries
Sports injuries are most commonly caused by poor training methods; structural abnormalities; weakness in muscles, tendons, ligaments; and unsafe exercising environments. Some people get hurt simply because they are out of shape.
The most common cause of injury is poor training. For example, muscles need 48 hours to recover after a workout. Increasing exercise intensity too quickly and not stopping when pain develops while exercising also causes injury.