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Top 3 injuries when participating in long jump


Do you know what the main injuries sustained by people participating in long jump are? Muscle or tendon strain is a common injury suffered by those participating in long jump. Muscle strains occur when muscles are torn or overstretched. They most commonly occur in the lower back, hamstring, shoulder and neck and can be incredibly painful. Ice, heat and anti-inflammatory tablets or creams may help you overcome this kind of injury, though you may need medical treatment if your injuries are severe.

Sprains can also occur when participating in long jump. This involves the ligaments of ankles, wrists or other joints being wrenched or twisted severely so pain and swelling result. Fractures and contusions can also arise in long jump.

Shin splints are also associated with long jump and involve pain in the shins or in the lower legs at the front. They can occur when weight is placed on the legs repeatedly. If shin splints are ignored and you go without treatment, they can worsen significantly.


Do you need to take action?

If you have suffered an injury related to long jump, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. We have helped thousands of people to gain compensation after sustaining sports injuries that weren’t their fault. For instance, you may have landed on a foreign object left there by someone else, and this may have caused your injury. In this case, there’s a strong chance we will be able to put a case forward. Maybe the ground was unsafe or you weren’t alerted to hazards at the venue? Did the event organisers fail in their duty of care to you? Was the ground uneven or were there obstacles in your path? Whatever the case, if you suspect the blame for your injury lies with someone else, we want to hear from you.


Getting in touch if you have suffered injuries when participating in long jump

We will work with you to collect as much evidence as we need to make your case a success. This evidence may come in the form of CCTV footage, witness contact details, formal records of the event and your own medical records. The more evidence we can obtain, the better. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 5659. We are ready to help if you’ve sustained a sports injury that wasn’t your fault.