Injury and Disease in Former Collegiate Athletes
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kelly Brooks
Department of Kinesiology
Texas A&M University, USA
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Received Date October 18, 2013; Accepted Date: November 25, 2013; Published Date: November 29, 2013
Citation: Brooks K (2013) Injury and Disease in Former Collegiate Athletes. Int J Phys Med Rehabil 1:171. doi: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000171
Copyright: © 2013 Brooks K. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Athletes undergo vigorous training in order to be successful in their sport. They must participate in more than the recommended amount of daily physical activity to reach a high level of competition. High levels of training can lead to high risk of injury in specific sports, which may lead to future disability and potential risk of chronic disease. The purpose of this review was to examine the incidence of injury in athletes in specific sports. There have been several studies that have tried to establish a link between future disease risk and prior athletic participation. Prior injury may play a role in the development of future disease. This review also examined the relationship between specific sports and future chronic disease risk. Results confirm that more research is needed in order to link injuries in early athletics with future chronic disease risk. Risk of osteoarthritis after joint injury in athletic competition is high in each study analyzed. This review may shed light into the risk carried in specific sports for injury, and serve as a starting place for future research into the risk of chronic disease in athletes with prior injuries.