Researchers at the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus Ohio reported that more than 40,000 people sought treatment in U.S. emergency rooms from 1990 to 2007 for fractures, sprains and other ailments related to rock-climbing -- a 63 percent increase during that time.
The majority of these injuries, 70%, were related to falls with the distance of the fall correlating to the severity of the injury. Often times rock climbing injuries are finger related- popped tendons and pulleys, or are due to overuse- elbow tendinitis.
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On August 11th, there will be a great opportunity to learn more about sports related and specifically, climbing related injuries. From 6:30-8:30 pm, get help and ask questions with Rachman Chung, DC, ART, and CMT at Mission Cliffs.
For further information about specific rock climbing injuries check out One Move Too Many...How to Understand the Injuries and Overuse Syndromes of Rock Climbing
an excellent book on the topic.