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. 

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