Military personnel serve in many capacities around the world, operating on a variety of different terrains in stressful and hostile environments. Due to these variations the risk of injury is therefore immediately increased, highlighting the importance of preparation prior to going on operations.
In an effort to address these issues and get in front of them, a substantial amount of research has been undertaken to identify the most prevalent types of injuries and link them with their risk factors. It is without surprise that a majority of injuries recorded amongst armed forces worldwide are lower limb and lower back injuries. This article will start to shine a spotlight on what these injuries are, highlight some of the risk factors and how they can be addressed both in and before basic training and during deployment. Below is a list of some of the most common lower body injuries we see.
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