Cheerleading is a rigorous sporting activity that requires a tremendous amount of strength and flexibility for the arms, legs and core. The intense nature of the sport requires a large amount of conditioning for healthy individuals and those who have suffered from an injury. Repetitive strain to muscles, tendons and joints is also a very common injury that can occur. Any injury is possible when you are active but here is a list of some common injuries that may be affecting you.

Injuries to your upper body:

  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle Tears – Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Labral Tears
  • Medial/Lateral Epichondylitis
  • Achy Muscles/Joints
  • Muscle Pulls
  • Fractures
  • Lumbar Spondylolysis (Vertebrae Fracture)
  • Scoliosis
  • Nerve Pain/Radiculopathy
  • Neck Pain (Cervical)

Injuries to your lower body:

  • Back Pain (Thoracic/Lumbar)
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Ligament Strains – MCL, LCL, ACL or PCL
  • Ligament Tears – MCL, LCL, ACL or PCL (Unhappy Triad)
  • Meniscal Strains/Tears (Lateral/Medial Meniscus)
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achy Muscles/Joints
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Illiotibial Band Syndrome/IT Band Syndrome
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