At one point or another, most people will experience joint or bone issues. As you age, your chances of injury increase. For some, it might be something as simple as back pain, but for others, it could be more complicated like a break or fracture. However, the type of injury and your risk level could depend on your gender.
Due to physical and hormonal differences, a male’s risk of orthopedic issues differ from a women’s, making it essential to know what to watch out for:
Soft Tissue Injuries
Muscle, tendon, or ligament issues could all be part of a soft tissue injury. Contact sports, a lack of stretching, or not providing yourself enough healing time between workouts or an injury could all lead to sprains or strains. Men are often seen more for these injuries because of contact sports and general workout routines.
Another common injury for men — finger fractions can happen for a number of reasons such as the use of power tools, sports, or physical confrontations.
While women are more at risk for ACL tears, men are more likely to experience a tear in their Achilles. With sudden stress or an increase in sports activity, a tear puts a strain on the Achilles tendon, and can often be caused by activities or sports that involve jumping.
Remember Age Matters
Though gender does play a part in your risks, the older you get, the more susceptible you’ll be to injury, especially when you reach the age of 40. Some common injuries that can affect both men and women include:
The best way to ensure these issues doesn’t persist, and to get your quality of life back, is through orthopedic care. KMC Orthopedics specializes in bone and joint treatments so that you can recover with ease.