A new U.S. study finds that while serious yoga injuries are rare, they are on the rise. Here’s an excerpt from HealthDay Reporter, published on WebMD:
It’s a small number compared to how many people practice yoga, researchers said, and the odds of a serious injury are low.
However, the study found that the rate of ER-treated injuries increased over time: from about 9.5 for every 100,000 yoga participants in 2001, to 17 per 100,000 in 2014.
Plus, the figures reflect only injuries serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency department. There’s no way to count all yoga-related injuries, which would more often be managed in doctors’ offices or left untreated, according to Thomas Swain, one of the study authors.
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