Cricket – Common Injuries

Common Cricket Injuries

Rotator cuff tears can occur due to overuse, repetitive throwing motions, or sudden trauma. Symptoms include pain, weakness, and limited range of motion in the affected shoulder.

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, affects the outer part of the elbow and occurs due to overuse and repetitive wrist and forearm motions. Symptoms include pain and tenderness on the outer side of the elbow.

Golfers elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, affects the inner part of the elbow and is caused by overuse and repetitive motions such as those involved in gripping the bat or ball. Symptoms include pain and tenderness on the inner side of the elbow.

Bursitis is a common injury in cricketers that involves inflammation of the bursae, tiny sacs filled with fluid that cushion the joints. It can occur in various body areas, but it most commonly affects the elbow or shoulder in cricket players.

Hand fractures can occur in cricketers due to the impact of a ball or bat on the hand. Depending on the severity of the fracture, it may require surgery to realign and stabilise the bones. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the affected hand.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is an overuse injury in cricketers that affects the wrist and hand. It occurs when pressure on the median nerve runs from the forearm to the hand through a small space in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. Symptoms include pain, numbness, and tingling in the wrist and hand.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with these injuries, please do not hesitate to contact me and schedule a consultation.