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7 Common Workout Injuries and How To Avoid Them

They say “no pain, no gain,” but if you’re literally getting injured while you’re working out, then you’re probably doing it wrong or pushing yourself a little too hard. While working out is a great way to manage stress and boost your metabolism, getting hurt is not going to help your routine at all.

Even those who exercise on a regular basis are still prone to injuries, so even seasoned athletes so take precautions. Here are seven of the most common workout injuries, and how you can run around them…

1. Tendonitis

This is when the tendons connecting bone to muscle become inflamed, which causes irritation and pain. This can occur relatively slowly over time, or can be the result of a more serious incident, according to WebMD.

Sporting activities that are commonly associated with tendonitis include tennis, golf, skiing, and baseball (from throwing), adds the site. The best way to avoid this problem is to stretch properly before exercise, it says. However, there are a number of non-exercise related causes of tendinitis, including poor posture, arthritis, and sometimes even an infection, says WebMD.

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