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What are some of the most common gymnastics injuries?

 

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Because the upper body is used as a weight-bearing joint in gymnastics, injuries to the shoulder, elbow, and wrist are common and may include:

  • Superior Labrum, Anterior-Posterior (SLAP) Lesions in the Shoulder
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Wrist Sprains

The most common gymnastics injuries to the lower body involve the knee and ankle. Lower extremity injuries usually result from the landing and dismount activities and may include:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Lower Back Injuries

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