Crossfit Injuries

As a Crossfitter, you may feel like your workout of the day is the best way to get your mind and body right. Crossfit offers so many benefits for active adults, just some of which include physical strength, agility, balance, stamina, flexibility, and mobility. Unfortunately, people who do Crossfit may also be susceptible to certain injuries. 

Crossfit often involves lifting heavy weights, a lot of bodyweight exercises, and functional yet high intensity movements. While all of these can be part of an overall path towards better health, they can also put at risk for developing common Crossfit injuries. You might be wondering, “How does that even make sense? Shouldn’t exercise make me healthier?” Usually yes but there are cases in which activities like Crossfit could make you prone to injury. Some common injuries in Crossfit include:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Bicep Tendinitis
  • Shoulder labral tears
  • Hip labral tears
  • A torn meniscus
  • IT band pain
  • Herniated discs
  • Neck pain
  • … and more 

While these injuries are common in Crossfit, this doesn’t mean that everyone who does Crossfit experiences them – we also aren’t listing them here to scare you off! We just want you to be aware of possible Crossfit injuries so you can take every precaution possible to prevent them from occurring. Being proactive by going to a physiotherapist to help strengthen the muscles you use at Crossfit could be a great starting point. Additionally, in the unfortunate event that you end up injured, it’s important to have a reliable physical therapist who can help you heal from this kind of sports injury.

Give yourself your best shot at hitting a PR the next time you’re in the gym learning how to prevent Crossfit Injuries with Next Level Physio.