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Best Practices To Avoid Injuries

Most of the sports injuries occur by accident. They include a twisted ankle, a wrong landing on the foot, a knockdown, being stepped on by another player, running into someone or even someone running into you. There are different possible ways how you can get a sports injury, always depending on the type of sport you are playing. Some simple things can help you protect yourself while playing sports. Follow these suggestions and reduce your possibilities of having a sports injury:

  • Wear appropriate sports uniforms and gears – helmets, knee pads, appropriate footwear,
  • Warm up before the game – make sure to take some time before the game to stretch the muscles. With a good warm up before the game, you will play better but also reduce the possibilities of having a sport injury
  • Train regularly – without good and regular training, you won’t be able to play sports, especially if you are playing professional sport. However, even if you are playing just for fun, whenever you have free time to do so, you should create a schedule and train and play regularly.
  • Cool down – continue stretching for a while even after the game has ended.

Most Common Sports Related Injuries

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Hip and knee injuries
  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Acute sprains and strains
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Concussion
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Early Post-traumatic Arthritis

If you have a sports injury, don’t suffer at home but seek medical help instead. Our team of doctors at Pain Medicine Physicians of Jacksonville will diagnose and provide you the necessary treatment in order to get you back playing sports as soon as your health condition allows it. Our pain management specialists will focus on diagnosing your health problem first, by using the latest medical technology available. After the right diagnosis is made, they will suggest the proper medical treatment, determined based on your own condition and overall health. The goal of our pain management doctors is to get you back in the field or onto the court as soon as possible, with minimal downtime.

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