Sports injuries

My Survey!!!

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27/09/2006 at 09:21

Hey there,

My name is steve and i am doing a survey for a sports assinment at Hawker College in Canberra Australia. I would like to ask everyone to spare two minutes of their time to fill out my form in relation to sports injuries.


Thank you so much

Steve

Age:

Gender:

Sport: running


How many different times have you been injured in your sport?






What seems to be the most common injury in your sport?








Do you have a constant recurrence of a particular injury?








How often do you train for your sport?









On a scale of 1-10 how hard to you train for your sport?









On a scale of 1-10 how hard do you compete in your sport?










What is the most serious injury you have seen in your sport?










How long (years) have you participated in your sport?











If you have had any injuries, could they be prevented? How?












If you have had an injury, has it changed your attitude towards the sport, training and competitions?












Is treatment available in your sport? (i.e. ice packs, paramedics)



27/09/2006 at 09:26
sorted

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Sport: running


How many different times have you been injured in your sport?
twice

What seems to be the most common injury in your sport?
niggles are usually hamstring or foot

Do you have a constant recurrence of a particular injury?
Hamstring

How often do you train for your sport?
6 days a week

On a scale of 1-10 how hard to you train for your sport?
8

On a scale of 1-10 how hard do you compete in your sport?
8

What is the most serious injury you have seen in your sport?
Torn Hamstring

How long (years) have you participated in your sport?
Forever

If you have had any injuries, could they be prevented? How?
Better training and luck

If you have had an injury, has it changed your attitude towards the sport, training and competitions?
Made me more focussed and careful

Is treatment available in your sport? (i.e. ice packs, paramedics)
most of the time
27/09/2006 at 09:42
Hi Steve, here goes!

Age: 41
Gender: Male
Sport: Running

How many times have I been injured in my sport?
More times than I care to remember, although I've had four long term injuries.

What seems to be the most common injury in my sport?
Personally - muscular strains

Do I have a constant recurrance of a particular injury?
Touch wood - no

How often do I train?
5-6 days per week

On a scale of 1-10 how hard do I train?
Depending on the type of training, anything between 6-9

What's the most serious injury I've seen?
A ruptured achilles tendon

How many years have I participated?
20

Could injuries have been prevented & how?
Yes they've all been preventable. The cause of all of them was over-training

Has injury changed my attitude towards my sport?
No! But it has made me re-appraise my training

Is treatment available (i.e. ice packs, paramedics)?
Yes usually - depending on the venue. All races must have first aid cover too.
I'm also qualified in sports injuries - which has saved me a fortune in physio fees.

Best of luck with your studies.
Regards
Ajax
27/09/2006 at 09:50
Thank you Some much Ajax and Ultra Gobi....
I am looking for a few more responces than this tho....i actully need around 20....lol thanks anyway....more responces wold be awsome

Cheers Steve
27/09/2006 at 09:54
Age:41

Gender: f

Sport: running


How many different times have you been injured in your sport?

twice






What seems to be the most common injury in your sport?
achilles/plantar fasciiitis








Do you have a constant recurrence of a particular injury?
no








How often do you train for your sport?
every day









On a scale of 1-10 how hard to you train for your sport?
5 during the week, 9 at weekends









On a scale of 1-10 how hard do you compete in your sport?
9










What is the most serious injury you have seen in your sport?

nothing for myself-death in others










How long (years) have you participated in your sport?
4










If you have had any injuries, could they be prevented? How?

nothing serious eniough to comment on












If you have had an injury, has it changed your attitude towards the sport, training and competitions?

I listen to my body












Is treatment available in your sport? (i.e. ice packs, paramedics)

usually yes
27/09/2006 at 10:07
Age: 40

Gender: M

Sport: running

How many different times have you been injured in your sport?
2

What seems to be the most common injury in your sport?
ITBS

Do you have a constant recurrence of a particular injury?
ITBS

How often do you train for your sport?
5-6 Days per week


On a scale of 1-10 how hard to you train for your sport?
between 6 - 9 depending on day/target for run


On a scale of 1-10 how hard do you compete in your sport?
8


What is the most serious injury you have seen in your sport?
ITBS in me


How long (years) have you participated in your sport?
2



If you have had any injuries, could they be prevented? How?
Gradually increasing weekly distance, changing shoes more frequently,
increasing muscle strength


If you have had an injury, has it changed your attitude towards the sport, training and competitions?
I am more careful about the causes of ITBS, and listen to my body more.


Is treatment available in your sport? (i.e. ice packs, paramedics)
Yes, at races, no during training

27/09/2006 at 11:03
Age:45

Gender: M

Sport: running


How many different times have you been injured in your sport? twice






What seems to be the most common injury in your sport? Medial tibial stress syndrome and iliotibial band








Do you have a constant recurrence of a particular injury? yes achilles tendonitis








How often do you train for your sport? 5 days a week









On a scale of 1-10 how hard to you train for your sport?
5








On a scale of 1-10 how hard do you compete in your sport?
5









What is the most serious injury you have seen in your sport?
in me ruptured ACL
in others death










How long (years) have you participated in your sport?
on and off 20 years More off than on










If you have had any injuries, could they be prevented? How?
Avoid the too far, too fast, too soon approach to training












If you have had an injury, has it changed your attitude towards the sport, training and competitions?
No - I never learn and think I know better when it comes to me












Is treatment available in your sport? (i.e. ice packs, paramedics)
Yes

27/09/2006 at 11:10
thanks so much guys......keep em comming!!!

Cheers
27/09/2006 at 11:36
Age: 36 (but I'm sure I look 25!!)
Gender: Female

Sport: running

How many different times have you been injured in your sport?

Once - knackered piriformis (if you don't count the blisters and blood blisters!!)


What seems to be the most common injury in your sport?

Knackered joints or torn muscles


Do you have a constant recurrence of a particular injury?

No

How often do you train for your sport?

3 or 4 times per week


On a scale of 1-10 how hard to you train for your sport?

6/7


On a scale of 1-10 how hard do you compete in your sport?

8/9

What is the most serious injury you have seen in your sport?

As above - death.


How long (years) have you participated in your sport?

6 years


If you have had any injuries, could they be prevented? How?

Not over striding and better training.


If you have had an injury, has it changed your attitude towards the sport, training and competitions?

Not really - it's made me train better and more frequently.


Is treatment available in your sport? (i.e. ice packs, paramedics)

Yes.
27/09/2006 at 11:39
Hi Steve! Hope this is not too much same as others, and helps.

Age:26

Gender: F

Sport: running


How many different times have you been injured in your sport?

3


What seems to be the most common injury in your sport?

ITBS, general pain in knees




Do you have a constant recurrence of a particular injury?

Pain/discomfort in knee
Twisted pelvis



How often do you train for your sport?

5 times per week




On a scale of 1-10 how hard to you train for your sport?

8







On a scale of 1-10 how hard do you compete in your sport?

8



What is the most serious injury you have seen in your sport?




How long (years) have you participated in your sport?

on and off 10 years




If you have had any injuries, could they be prevented? How?

Better shoes when younger, differing sports undetaken, increasing mileage more slowly.



If you have had an injury, has it changed your attitude towards the sport, training and competitions?

Has made me concentrate more on how training is making me feeling on a daily basis, listening to body










Is treatment available in your sport? (i.e. ice packs, paramedics)
Yes
27/09/2006 at 11:44
Age:31

Gender: F

Sport: running


How many different times have you been injured in your sport?
3






What seems to be the most common injury in your sport?
Plantar fasciitis
knee problems








Do you have a constant recurrence of a particular injury?
yes, calf problems (compartment syndrome, tight calves)








How often do you train for your sport?
3-5 times per week








On a scale of 1-10 how hard to you train for your sport?
8








On a scale of 1-10 how hard do you compete in your sport?
8









What is the most serious injury you have seen in your sport?










How long (years) have you participated in your sport?
7










If you have had any injuries, could they be prevented? How?
Stress fracture - over training
calf problems - better stretching












If you have had an injury, has it changed your attitude towards the sport, training and competitions?
Stress fracture has made me more wary of distance running












Is treatment available in your sport? (i.e. ice packs, paramedics)
yes in races

27/09/2006 at 11:52
Age: 44

Gender: Female

Sport: running

How many different times have you been injured in your sport?

3

What seems to be the most common injury in your sport?

Calf and Piriformis

Do you have a constant recurrence of a particular injury?

Calf - soleus muscle

How often do you train for your sport?

3 - 4 times per week

On a scale of 1-10 how hard to you train for your sport?

5 speedwise, 10 determination!

On a scale of 1-10 how hard do you compete in your sport?

10

What is the most serious injury you have seen in your sport?

Calf strain

How long (years) have you participated in your sport?

2

If you have had any injuries, could they be prevented? How?

Most definately! I am guilty of over training - distance rather than speed. I tend to keep going despite pain, and resume training too soon!

If you have had an injury, has it changed your attitude towards the sport, training and competitions?

Injuries are so frustrating. I have reduced my mileage considerably and rather than aiming for half marathons I'm considering 10kms. Still enjoy it though!

Is treatment available in your sport? (i.e. ice packs, paramedics)


Yes at events First Aiders are present.

At home. Ice pack in freezer constantly, good physios where I live. I have regular massage too.
27/09/2006 at 12:57
Apologies Steve, I missed one

On a scale of 1-10 how hard do you compete in sport?
9

Regards
27/09/2006 at 13:17
thanks guys.......the responces have been great.....i only need a few more but overall thanks heazps!

cheers
steve
27/09/2006 at 13:31
Age:39

Gender: Female

Sport: running


How many different times have you been injured in your sport?
3


What seems to be the most common injury in your sport?
Muscle related tears/strains


Do you have a constant recurrence of a particular injury?
No - touch wood


How often do you train for your sport?
3 times a week running
3 times a week gym


On a scale of 1-10 how hard to you train for your sport?
7


On a scale of 1-10 how hard do you compete in your sport?
5


What is the most serious injury you have seen in your sport?
Pelvis displcement


How long (years) have you participated in your sport?
6


If you have had any injuries, could they be prevented? How?
Better knowledge
better core stability (working on that now)



If you have had an injury, has it changed your attitude towards the sport, training and competitions?
gets me down and phsio breaks the bank!



Is treatment available in your sport? (i.e. ice packs, paramedics)
Yeah, if you can afford plenty of pysio and massages
27/09/2006 at 13:38
Age: 38

Gender: Female

Sport: running


How many different times have you been injured in your sport?
Prior to this year - once
This year - about 3 (so far)






What seems to be the most common injury in your sport?
They've all been different.







Do you have a constant recurrence of a particular injury?
Not as such, but have to be careful to keep on top of tight hip flexors.







How often do you train for your sport?
3 times per week








On a scale of 1-10 how hard to you train for your sport?
5








On a scale of 1-10 how hard do you compete in your sport?
7-8 for races









What is the most serious injury you have seen in your sport?
For myself, a knee injury caused by leg length discrepancy which put me out of action for months.
I have seen numerous poor souls collapsed unconscious during big races/hooked up on drips etc, which is alarming to see.








How long (years) have you participated in your sport?
10+










If you have had any injuries, could they be prevented? How?
Probably most of this year's by following the 'don't do too much too soon' rule!











If you have had an injury, has it changed your attitude towards the sport, training and competitions?
Not to the sport in general cos I love it, but it has made me much more aware of every little twinge in my body and as much as I would love to attempt a marathon some day, I am paranoid that my body wouldn't be up to it.











Is treatment available in your sport? (i.e. ice packs, paramedics)
At a price, yes. I have also incorporated regular massage into my training in a vain attempt to keep on top of niggles.
27/09/2006 at 13:43
Age: 24

Gender: female

Sport: swimming (i run too but swim better! i can do one for running if that's what you want)


How many different times have you been injured in your sport?

2




What seems to be the most common injury in your sport?

shoulder probs - muscular or cartilage






Do you have a constant recurrence of a particular injury?

yes






How often do you train for your sport?

at present only 4 times per week







On a scale of 1-10 how hard to you train for your sport?

6 (compared with proper swimmers! - higher if it's related to my own limits and capabilities)







On a scale of 1-10 how hard do you compete in your sport?

3 - only triathlon these days








What is the most serious injury you have seen in your sport?

shoulder cartilage probs requiring arthroscopy








How long (years) have you participated in your sport?

17









If you have had any injuries, could they be prevented? How?

yes - stopping training sometimes when you're injured rather than trying to keep up a training programme as well as you can










If you have had an injury, has it changed your attitude towards the sport, training and competitions?

not personally - although swimmers that train more seriously than i do, do a huge mileage in the pool that eventually really takes its toll on shoulder joints, despite the generally accepted idea that swimming is very low impact










Is treatment available in your sport? (i.e. ice packs, paramedics)

ice is good - physio and massage best!



good luck steve!
KKD
27/09/2006 at 13:55
Hi Steve, Hope this helps.

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Sport: running


How many different times have you been injured in your sport?
once


What seems to be the most common injury in your sport?
overstrain esp achilles / hamstring


Do you have a constant recurrence of a particular injury?
Yes. Sore knees & achilles tendonitis
(Yes I'm getting gait analysis done :-))



How often do you train for your sport?
4 days running, 1 cross train


On a scale of 1-10 how hard to you train for your sport?
6/7


On a scale of 1-10 how hard do you compete in your sport?
8 with myself
2 with others (I'll never win!!)


What is the most serious injury you have seen in your sport?
torn achilles


How long (years) have you participated in your sport?
2 years


If you have had any injuries, could they be prevented? How?
By increasing my pace / distance more slowly and obeying the "more than 10% increase a week".



If you have had an injury, has it changed your attitude towards the sport, training and competitions?

Yes, training is more consistent and with smaller increases in distance / pace.

I 'listen' more to my body in terms of what hurts/is tired/strained etc.



Is treatment available in your sport? (i.e. ice packs, paramedics)

Yes. Physio, sports massage, paramedics, first aiders, etc at races.
KKD
27/09/2006 at 15:58
thanks guys....7 more would be enough....lol...any more peoplz??

Cheers
Steve
27/09/2006 at 15:59
Age: 27

Gender: f

Sport: running


How many different times have you been injured in your sport?


Twice (achilles tendonitis and iliotibial band syndrome)



What seems to be the most common injury in your sport?



Not sure - maybe knee problems?




Do you have a constant recurrence of a particular injury?



Not exactly, but have to stretch v carefully re: ITBs to prevent recurrence




How often do you train for your sport?


6 times pw






On a scale of 1-10 how hard to you train for your sport?


7?






On a scale of 1-10 how hard do you compete in your sport?



8? (hmm - you'd think those two should tally)






What is the most serious injury you have seen in your sport?



seen? people passed out at races






How long (years) have you participated in your sport?




5 years






If you have had any injuries, could they be prevented? How?




Wasn't aware that shoes weren't right and was overpronating too much. Running shop didn't spot it. 1st physio didn't sport it. Took 2nd physio and podiatrist to work out cause. Orthoses have helped significantly, as has regular sports massage.







If you have had an injury, has it changed your attitude towards the sport, training and competitions?


Had to take time out from training and then come back gradually. Difficult to be realistic about racing outcomes during comeback.









Is treatment available in your sport? (i.e. ice packs, paramedics)

As others have said - yes at races. At home, good old frozen peas.

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