Do you know the most common injuries in archery?
In archery, injuries to the upper body are most common.
The drawing arm is particularly vulnerable to overuse injuries. This can be caused by training too much, often combined with not enough rest and recovery time. Shoulder, finger and hand injuries are also frequently reported.
In the shoulder, the rotator cuff muscles are most susceptible to injury. Together, these four muscles stabilize the shoulder joint and shoulder blade. When the arm is held above the head or behind the back impingement may result. Repetitive activity in this position can lead to irritation of these muscles, causing pain.
An archer´s neck, chest and back are also vulnerable to injuries and pain.
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Impingement of the rorator cuff