Crossfit Raleigh Cary NC Injuries

Crossfit in Raleigh , or Cary NC is great for exercise , but can cause injuries.

by Dr. Matthew G. Kanaan

Crossfit is taking over the Raleigh and Cary NC area.

What are the Crossfit Injuries ?

There are many injuries that might occur during during crossfit.  Luckily most are very minor.  Here are some of the more common injuries that are seen.

Tendonitis From Crossfit :

Tendinitis (or tendonitis) is inflammation or irritation of a tendon can occur during Crossfit, which is an important part of the muscle that attaches to the bones of the body. Tendonitis can be acute , or chronic , and will sometimes develop after an injury.  It is most often caused by repetitive actions performed during the day, which is a form of overuse.

Patellofemoral Pain from Crossfit :

Patellofemoral pain may be the result of irritation of the soft tissues around the front of the knee. Strained tendons are fairly common in athletes. Other contributing factors to patellofemoral pain include overuse, muscle imbalance and inadequate stretching.  In some people the kneecap is out of alignment. If so, vigorous activities can cause excessive stress and wear on the cartilage of the kneecap. This can lead to softening and breakdown of the cartilage on the patella (chondromalacia patella) and cause pain in the underlying bone and irritation of the joint lining.

Meniscus Tears from Crossfit:

Meniscal tears are among the most common knee injuries. Athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, are at risk for meniscal tears. However, anyone at any age can tear a meniscus.  Most often this occurs when twisting, or pivoting.  The knee usually gets very swollen when the meniscus tears.

Shoulder Pain from Crossfit:

A shoulder rotator cuff strain is possible when performing exercises that a patient has never done before.   Chronic strains are the result of overuse (prolonged, repetitive movement) of muscles and tendons. Inadequate rest breaks during intensive training precipitates a strain. Acute strains are caused by a direct blow to the body, overstretching, or excessive muscle contraction.

Contact us at Wake Sports Medicine if you have a sports injury during Crossfit in Raleigh Cary , NC .

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About Dr. Matthew G. Kanaan,

Dr. Kanaan is a sports medicine physician /specialist who received his medical residency training at Duke Medical Center. During his fellowship training at Duke Sports Medicine, Dr. Kanaan received special instruction in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound – a unique, state-of-the-art technology in the orthopedic field. While completing training in Primary Care Sports Medicine, Dr. Kanaan served as an assistant team physician for Duke Football, Basketball, and Lacrosse, as well as assisting with Elon University Football.  Dr. Kanaan is an avid researcher, publishing many research projects to advance the field of sports medicine. He is passionate about finding new, cutting-edge ways to help patients return to the activities they love through nonsurgical treatments. Dr. Kanaan enjoys a wide variety of sports, as well as traveling with his wife when he has time away from his practice.


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