Do you know the most common injuries in curling?

Curlers need to be able to move quickly, smoothly and efficiently across the ice in order to sweep effectively to affect the game. Curling demands both strength and motor skills.

The player needs to be in control of her shoulders, back, hips, knees and ankles, all at the same time.

Acute injuries are rare among curlers. Because of the repetitive movements, however, curlers are vulnerable to overuse injuries which can cause long-lasting problems in the knee, groin and shoulder.

Common injuries

  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Back pain
  • Groin pain
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Hamstring strain