Common Injuries

Rugby Physical Therapy in Carbondale and Du Quoin

Rugby is a high contact sport therefore nearly any injury can occur due to the unpredictability of the scrum and tackle. In addition, there is minimal protective equipment which can increase the incidence and severity of the injuries that occur. Most rugby injuries occur during a game and tend to result from tackles, however some rugby injuries simply develop as a result of overuse in training. Contusions and scrapes are common over the entire body but particularly on the face as it is not covered by any protective equipment. Other common rugby injuries include:

  • Ankle Sprains
  • Achilles Tendon Problems
  • Collateral Ligament Injuries
  • Meniscal Injuries of the Knee
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Quadriceps Tendonitis of the Knee
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Cervical Stingers/Burners
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Sprain
  • Shoulder Instability

Other Relevant Links:

  • Guide to Selecting Rugby Equipment
  • Stretching Guide for Rugby

Correct treatment of an acute injury will minimize recovery time. Synergy Therapeutic Group can also help you prevent re-injury by teaching you how to maintain good posture and muscle balance, prescribing you a thorough stretching regime, and providing tips for rugby equipment selection.