Climbing Injury Clinic
Climbing injuries we can help with
What to expect
What can go wrong with climbing?
Climbing is a relatively safe hobby, despite its reputation among non-climbers. Most climbers are sensible and safe and take good care of their equipment, and so significant injuries are rare.
Accidents do happen though, and falls can result in broken bones and serious injuries. We can help with the recovery from major and minor climbing injuries.
Most of the more common injuries that we see in clinic are overuse injuries to soft tissues in the body, usually affecting the ligaments and tendons of the upper body.
What are the most common climbing injuries?
It’ll be no surprise that fingers are the most common area to injure in climbing, followed by the shoulder and elbow. Finger pulley injuries are the most common single injury.
Climbing tendinitis, now classified as tendinopathy, are common, most often effecting the elbows.
Rotator cuff related pain, more commonly known as shoulder impingement, is another common injury to affect climbers.