Rugby is an incredibly popular sport, partly because of its fast moving, high intensity nature. There are generally more injuries in rugby than there are in football as it is a very heavy contact sport. The Rugby Football Union reported that the mean injuries per club in matches during 2013-14 was 62.
No matter what sport you are participating in, it is important that you have the right equipment and the right clothing. This is true for the shoes that you choose to wear too. Wearing the correct shoes for exercise, depending on the sport you are taking part in, can prevent unnecessary injuries; good shoes can lessen the impact of your step and even cushion your foot from heavy landings.
There is a big difference in the way various sports shoes can support your feet. You shouldn’t wear the same shoes for football or tennis as you do for running, as different trainers are designed for different purposes.
Ill-fitting sport shoes can cause a range of problems including back pain, knee and hip pain and even injuries such as Achilles tendonitis and shin splints. It is important that you invest time and money into having the correct shoes fitted if you want to avoid hurting yourself. If you do come across pain when you exercise, sport injury rehabilitation could help.