October 5, 2015
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.
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.