Sports Injuries

05 July 2017

10 weird names for sports injuries

From 'acne mechanica' to 'turf toe', there are a number of weird names for common sports injuries.

There are many injuries that can occur while playing sport – or during everyday activities for that matter.

Most of these injuries, whether mild or severe, rare or frequent, sound familiar to our ears. A few, however, have really unusual or exotic names. 

Here are 10 sports injuries with odd names:

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Adrian Rotunno is a medical doctor in the Sports & Exercise Medicine fellowship at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, and qualified physiotherapist. Team physician for Dimension Data pro-cycling, and Boland Rugby. Special interests include endurance sport, in particular cycling, as well as contact sports.

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