Sports Injury Prevention << Back to Blog Sports Injury Prevention: Stop the Injuries In the world of orthopaedics, few things are as important as sports injury prevention. From pro athletes to competitive high school students to weekend warriors, most of us aren’t doing enough to prevent common sports injuries. Below is a list of common sports and activities. Each link discusses some simple sports injury prevention methods. These are also helpful tips for parents and coaches. The organization STOP the Injuries is trying to lower knee injuries, stress fractures, ankle sprains, concussions, and other sports injuries among youth athletes. ACL Encourage Success Basketball When Play is Too Much-Parents Cheerleading Prevent and Spot Injuries Concussion Rowing Conditioning Rugby Cycling Running Dance Skiing Female Athlete Triad Soccer Figure Skating Softball Football Strength Training Golf Swimming Gymnastics Talking to Parents Hockey Teaching Kids Sports Safety Hydration Tennis Inline Skating Volleyball Knee Injuries Water Polo Lacrosse When Play is Too Much- Athletes Martial Arts Working With Difficult Parents Nutrition Wrestling Overuse Young Athlete The most common, and easiest to avoid, cause of sports related injuries is simply overuse. This often impacts volleyball players, baseball athletes, swimmers, and other sports involving repetitive motions, or use of the same muscles. Recognizing fatigue can also play an important role in sports injury prevention. When athletes begin to wear out, their technique often gets sloppy. This, too, can lead to pain. Please click on a link for more information.