How long should I stay off it and will a post-exercise ice bath help me recover more quickly after an injury?
Not surprisingly, contact sports like hockey and rugby cause the most injuries among adolescent boys (soccer and basketball lead the way for adolescent girls).
But non-contact sports are capable of producing overuse conditions like tennis elbow and runner’s knee. By some estimates, in fact, a staggering 70 percent of recreational runners get an injury in any given year. With that in mind, it’s important to understand that occasional injuries are an inescapable part of exercise—but with the right care, you can make a rapid return to full strength.