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A recent study using Consumer Products Safety Administration information, compiled by HealthGrove, highlighted the sports that result in the most injuries for those between 13-17 years old.

Below are the top 5 sports and the most common area of sports injury.

1.) Basketball Injuries

Amount of Injuries: 119,589
Type of Injury: Ankle Strain/Sprain

2.) Football Injuries

Amount of Injuries: 118,886\
Type of Injury: Ankle Strain/Sprain

3.) Soccer Injuries

Amount of Injuries: 45,475
Type of Injury: Ankle Strain/Sprain

4.) Gymnastic, Cheerleading, Dance

Amount of Injuries: 22,671
Type of Injury: Ankle Strain/Sprain

5.) Wrestling, Boxing, Martial Arts

Amount of Injuries: 18,174
Type of Injury: Shoulder Strain/Sprain


At OUCHNJ, we provide orthopedic urgent care for adults and children ages 12 and over with no appointment needed.  Our team of orthopedic specialists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of sports and orthopedic injuries and utilize on-site imaging to treat you quickly and effectively.  If advanced care is needed, our team can schedule an appointment with one of our Orthopedic Surgeons – right on site.  We have extended evening and weekend hours for your convenience.  So next time, save yourself the time and hassle of the ER or General Urgent Care and come to OUCH NJ, located in Toms River and Wall, NJ.

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