Picture: A Boxers Fracture
Boxing is a contact sport, and contact sports can lead to impact injuries.
Researchers support that improving your boxing techniques results in less frequent boxing injuries. However, boxing injuries can occur to your various
Common Boxing Injuries
Head or Brain Injuries
The most concerning boxing injury is a head impact resulting in a potential brain injury. The punch impact shakes the brain within the
skull and causes the brain to act abnormally for a brief period of time. This is known as concussion, which can result in the following symptoms:
- Brief loss of short-term memory
- Loss of coordination
Wearing head gear can reduce the impact stress and shock that could reverberate through your brain.
Jaw & Facial Injuries
Punching impact to your jaw can cause jaw, nose or facial fractures. Jaw injury resulting in TMJ dysfunction may result with either a fractured, subluxed or dislocated jaw a possibility.
Common Jaw Injuries
Shoulder injuries can occur through repetition of impact. Common injuries include rotator cuff injuries or shoulder dislocation.
Common Shoulder Injuries
Hand and Wrist Injuries
Your hand and wrist are vulnerable to impact injuries. Milder injuries include soft tissue bruising or joint sprains.
Finger, thumb and hand fractures may also occur.
Common Hand & Wrist Injuries
Ankle, Knee & Leg Injuries
Lower limb injuries can occur with overuse eg stress fractures, tendonitis or with trauma eg ankle or knee sprain.
Common Leg Injuries
Neck, Back & Rib Injuries
Boxing can injure your spine or ribs through impact or overstraining. An awesome set of core stability muscles will not only protect your spine from injury,
but also improve your punching power and ability to absorb the impact of a punch.
Common Neck Injuries
Common Back Injuries
Cuts & Bruises
Cuts and bruises are the most common boxing injuries. These injuries occur from contact with an opponent’s gloves or head.
Common Soft Tissue Injuries
Punches to the kidneys are illegal at all levels of boxing. This rule was set in place in order to protect boxers from the severe damage that a kidney
punch can cause. A heavy blow to the kidney can cause kidney failure.
Common Boxing Injuries
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Achilles Tendonitis / Tendinitis
Anterior Ankle Impingement
Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head
Back Muscle Pain
Calf Muscle Tear
Degenerative Disc Disease
DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Facet Joint Pain
Fat Pad Syndrome
Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
High Ankle Sprain
Hip Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
Hip Labral Tear
Knee Ligament Injuries
Lateral Collateral Ligament
Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain
Neck Arm Pain
Patella Tendonitis (Tendinopathy)
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Pes Anserinus Bursitis & Tendinitis
Pes Planus - Flat Feet
Poor Hip Core
Posterior Ankle Impingement
Posterolateral Corner Injury
Rotator Cuff Calcific Tendinitis
Rotator Cuff Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Sinding Larsen Johansson Syndrome
Stress Fracture Feet
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Common Boxing Injury Treatment
Early Injury Treatment
Avoid the HARM Factors
Soft Tissue Injury? What are the Healing Phases?
What to do after a Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain?
Acupuncture and Dry Needling
Sub-Acute Soft Tissue Injury Treatment
Scapular Stabilisation Exercises
Rotator Cuff Exercises
Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises
Active Foot Posture Correction Exercises
Balance Enhancement Exercises
Proprioception & Balance Exercises
Agility & Sport-Specific Exercises
Real Time Ultrasound Physiotherapy
Soft Tissue Massage
Brace or Support
Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
Joint Mobilisation Techniques
Scapulohumeral Rhythm Exercises
Supportive Taping & Strapping
Boxing Injury FAQs
Common Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques
What is Pain?
Physiotherapy & Exercise
How Does Kinesiology Tape Reduce Swelling?
What Causes Post-Exercise Muscular Pain?
The Best Core Exercises
Heat Packs. Why does heat feel so good?
How Does an Exercise Ball Help Back Pain?
How to Strap an Ankle
Rotator Cuff: What is it?
Sports Injury? What to do? When?
What are Common Adolescent / Children Leg Injuries?
What are Growing Pains?
What are the Early Warning Signs of an Injury?
What is a TENS Machine?
What is Chronic Pain?
What is Nerve Pain?
What is Sports Physiotherapy?
What's the Benefit of Stretching Exercises?
What's Your Core Stability Score?
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Last updated 06-Apr-2015 12:00 PM
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