Do you know the most common injuries in taekwondo?

Most injuries in taekwondo occur during kicks. You can read more about the most common injuries below.

Taekwondo consists of quick and powerful kicks and strikes, combined with refined foot You need to be in control of your shoulders, back, hips, knees and ankles – all at the same time.

The most common acute injuries are muscular injuries from blows or pulled muscles.

During a training session or competition, situations can arise such as kicks to the head, that can lead to a concussion or neck pain. It is very important to take these injuries seriously.

When an athlete has been injured once, they have an increased risk of having the same injury again and having to take a break from training. Sometimes this happens because an athlete return to training  too quickly.

 Common injuries

  • Concussion
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Meniscal injury
  • Collateral ligament injury
  • Ankle sprain
  • Hamstring strain
  • Quadriceps strain