Rowing injuries can be to the upper body (examples: biceps tendonitis or wrist tendonitis), lower body (examples: hip labral tear, iliotibial band (IT band) tendonitis, patellar tendonitis), or in the spine or trunk (examples: degenerative disc disease, rib stress fracture) due to the concurrent upper body and lower body demands.

Paddling, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding are all types of paddling sports. Due to the repetitive nature of paddling, muscle strains, ligament sprains and tendonitis to the upper body such as the shoulder or wrist, and back are common. Depending on water conditions, impact injuries to the board or objects is also a possibility.


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