Boom in women’s sport causing spike in injuries, study finds – Telegraph.co.uk
The boom in women’s sport has led to a rise in related injuries, a study has found.
Figures show a “spike” in injuries relating to physical activity in women, according to health insurance provider Bupa.
There has been an overall 35 per cent rise in sport-related problems as a proportion of the overall injuries reported, the data shows.
Half of the top 24 injuries which have grown in incidence are activity-related, with shoulder, foot and knee injuries rising particularly sharply.
Slipped discs, pain-killing for lower back pain and leg pain have also risen.
Figures from Sport England show a 14 per cent rise in women playing sport once a week, from 6.3m in 2005 to 7.21m in 2016.