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How to prevent common sports injuries

HOW TO PREVENT COMMON SPORTS INJURIES Injuries can often occur when playing sports due to overuse or overstretching of certain muscles, resulting in tears in tendons and muscle fibers. +++++ THE MOST COMMON SPORTS INJURIES ARE SPRAINS AND STRAINS, INCLUDING: tennis elbow groin pull hamstring strain knee injuries (ACL tear or Patellofemoral syndrome) shin splints ankle sprain ++++ PRACTICE THE FOLLOWING TO AVOID AND PREVENT SPORTS INJURIES: Perform gentle warm-ups prior to intense physical activity Train adequately for the sport you play Stop playing when fatigued or in pain Sleep and get plenty of rest Wear the right protective gear and equipment Follow the rules of the game to avoid rough play and unnecessary injury Wear the right protective gear and equipment +++++ SEE A PHYSICIAN OR ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON IF: You experience excessive swelling of an injury Your skin color changes beyond bruising Your joints or bones move abnormally or look crooked Your limbs give way when in use SOURCES: BBIGSHOT SHAWNEE MISSION MEDICAL CENTER. INBOUND Much more than medicine.-

How to prevent common sports injuries

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Playing sports is a great way to stay active and get regular exercise, but can also result in both minor and major injuries if athletes fail to properly condition and warm up prior to games. The most ...






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