Other risk factors for sports injury

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Other risk factors

• Overweight (greater stress on structures and changes in biomechanics)
• Age (young or old)
• Underlying disease (eg osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus)
• External trauma (eg contact sports)
• Cold or hot weather
• Gender (females at greater risk for certain injuries – eg stress fractures, patellofemoral pain syndrome)
• Cultural deconditioning (sedentary lifestyle  deconditioning prior to commencement of exercise program)
• nutrition (eg calcium intake)
• position played in the team
• level of competition
• previous injury
• genetic predisposition

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