Crossfit is a strength and conditioning program and fitness brand that has gained huge popularity over the past few years. The Crossfit program aims to develop cardio endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility through a variety of often high-intensity workouts.
As with any athletic endeavor, there is a risk of injury involved in high-intensity workouts. Over the last few years, BioMotion Physical Therapy has seen countless patients coming in to seek treatment for their Crossfit injuries — and as such we have been established as a leader in the treatment of Crossfit injuries in the Schertz, TX area.
Below we’ve included a brief list of some of the most common Crossfit injuries that we have treated at BioMotion Physical Therapy in hopes that you may be able to recognize the symptoms and avoid injuries in the future.
ARM & SHOULDER INJURIES
Shoulder Sprains and Rotator Cuff Strain – One of the most common causes of shoulder pain, shoulder sprains can cause discomfort and pain during your daily activities, and make it painful or difficult to do things like raise your arm above your head or holding your arm out to the side. Most commonly reported with cases of sprains and cuff strains are pain and stiffness in the shoulder, and in some cases radiating down the arm.
Separated Shoulder – Another common shoulder injury, most often related to the patient falling onto the shoulder, or getting struck in the shoulder or elbow area. Separated shoulders occur in a variety of severities and can require anything from rest and rehabilitation to surgery.
Biceps Tendonitis – This injury involves tendon inflammation along the bicep muscle. The most common cause of Biceps Tendonitis involves physical activity using overhead motion like lifting and medicine ball workouts. Pain from this injury is generally described as throbbing deep pain in the upper arm and shoulder.
LEG & KNEE INJURIES
ACL Sprain – One of the most common leg injuries in high-intensity work outs, an ACL sprain happens when the ACL ligament in the knee is over rotated or hyper-extended. This can be a painful injury that may require surgery in severe cases.
IT Band Syndrome – Another common knee injury, IT Band Syndrome involves the irritation of the iliotibial band which runs from the hip to the knee. IT Band Syndrome is often caused by repetitive motion and improper form in exercising and is seen commonly in runners and cyclists.
Runner’s Knee – Runner’s Knee has been called the most common sports injury and is indicated by pain under the kneecap, also known as patellofemoral pain. Runners knee can also cause pain and swelling around the kneecap which can be uncomfortable during cardio activities. The main cause of Runner’s Knee is typically cited as weak quad muscles causing the kneecap to be misaligned during workouts.