Ankle sprains are very common in football, rugby, tennis and badminton or any sport that involves jumping, running and turning quickly. These movements can lead to twisting of the ankle and tearing of a tendon or ligament.
This tendon can be found at the back of the ankle and if overused, inflammation and pain can occur. This injury is very common among athletes, especially these who participate in sports that involve running or jumping.
Pulled muscle, which is also described as muscle strain, muscle injury or torn muscle, reduces muscle performance. Common causes are a lack of flexibility, fatigue, weakness or not warming up properly. It is most common with hamstrings, and can result in significant pain and bruising at the back of the leg.
These injuries can include dislocations, sprains & strains, and are especially common in racket sports such as tennis and squash but can be seen in any sport that involves overhead movements such as swimming, weightlifting and basketball. These problems are generally related to rotator cuff, which can become overused or loosen and have an impact on the stability of the shoulder.