Dart throwing can cause chronic injuries such as dart elbow, which consists of swelling around the tip of the elbow. More severe cases will look red and inflamed. (This answer provided for NATA by the California University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training Education Program.)
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- What injuries can be caused by throwing darts?
Are women at a higher risk than men for certain sports injuries?
Jennifer Baima, MD, Physical Medicine/rehabilitation, answered on behalf of Brigham and Women's HospitalYes. We all know about how women get osteoporosis from not getting enough exercise or calcium with vitamin d. Other factors that place women at higher risk are relatively loose ligaments as compared to men, wider hips when corrected for knee position, and weak quadriceps and hamstrings. Many people don’t know that the medial quadriceps muscle is at a mechanical disadvantage due to its position in women. Often strengthening this muscle decreases pain in the front of the knee.
What parts of the neck are most susceptible to sports injuries?
The small ligaments and muscles of the neck are most likely to be injured. Using the top of the head for contact makes the vertebrae susceptible to injury.
(This answer provided for NATA by the University of Alabama Athletic Training Education Program.)
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