Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries

Millions of high school students participate in fall sports each year, and many are gearing up for this season right now. However, before you begin preparing for this season, you should ensure that your body is ready to perform to reduce the risk of injuries.

To participate in sports in high school, each athlete is required to pass a medical examination at least once a year. The results of a sports physical determine whether it is safe for an individual to join or continue playing a specific sport. Physicals also help athletes maintain their health and reduce their risk of getting injured.

High school sports injuries have dramatically increased, but there are steps you can take to try to prevent them.

Most Common Sports Injuries:

  • Ankle sprain
  • Concussion
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Knee sprain
  • Lower back injuries
  • Hamstring strain

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Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries:

  • Don’t participate in sports until you receive a physical
  • Wear all necessary protective equipment
  • Understand the importance of warming up
  • Follow the rules of the game
  • Inform someone if you are experiencing pain, even if it is minor

Given the dramatic rise in sports injuries, being aware of the most common ones might reduce your risk of suffering an injury. Learning more about these injuries can also assist you in determining whether you should seek professional help and how to temporarily mend it.

Before resuming play, an athlete’s injuries must be completely healed. Depending on the injury’s severity, treatment may involve seeing a physical therapist. Our physical therapist will not only address the area of pain, but also teach you how to properly care for the rest of your body, as well as ways to decrease the likelihood of future injuries.

Make an appointment to speak with one of our therapists to find out more about how to avoid sports injuries.

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