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Avoiding Fall Sports Injuries

The season of fall sports injuries is upon us, so it is important to know the tips and tricks to avoid them. Whether it’s soccer, football, or basketball, all types of sports and activities come with an increased risk of injuries, no matter the level. Continue reading to learn more about these injuries and the best ways to prevent them.

Most Common Injuries

During this busy season, it is crucial to pay attention to any pains and to become aware of these common injuries. These include sprains/strains, knee injuries, ACL tears, and more. If you notice swelling, loss of full range of motion, or other similar symptoms, consider visiting your nearest sports orthopaedic provider.

Tips on Avoiding Fall Sports Injuries

Although it is impossible to fully steer clear of injuries, there are many ways to prevent them from happening. Depending on the severity of the injury, these tips help to minimize further pain and strain.

  1. Stretch: Stretching and warming your body up keeps your muscles strong and flexible. This provides a larger range of motion in the joints, avoiding tears and strains.
  2. Stay hydrated: Hydration helps lubricate joints and decreases inflammation. This lowers the chances of muscle cramps during a workout or game.
  3. Train moderately: Training allows you to build strength and endurance, preventing future injuries due to inexperience. Ensure you are safe during your sessions by working with a coach or professional trainer who can help you correct your form.
  4. Rest: Rest allows the body to regain energy and build muscle. Without it, you experience further pain, fatigue, and chronic muscle soreness.
  5. Protection: With any contact sport, protection lessens extreme impact during a collision or fall, and protects the most important and sensitive parts of the body. Make sure you are wearing properly fitting protection any time you play.

This year, get ahead of the fall sports injuries. If you are a student-athlete, visit our Saturday sports clinics from 8-10 am to see a physician. No appointment is needed! Visit our website today to learn more.

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