Score Winning Advice on Sports Injury Prevention

The arrival of warmer weather makes many people immediately spring into sports, but their enthusiasm can cause them to suffer a sports injury. According to experts in sports injury treatment, most people have not used their muscles throughout the cooler fall and winter months, so their bodies are not prepared for this sudden athletic activity. As a result, they can experience a painful injury that keeps them temporarily sidelined from participating in the sports they enjoy. At MD Now Urgent Care, people frequently visit our centers for sports-related injuries. With springtime in the air, we want to people to engage in sports safely and feel it’s important to provide information on the prevention of sports injuries before they rush into the game.

Medical specialists advise people to ease back into sports slowly so their bodies have time to adjust to moving in unfamiliar ways.  While physical activity is recommended for good health, people need to prepare their muscles with a small amount of movement and thorough stretching before running into a major athletic activity. Too much sudden movement can cause painful strains and sprains that require a trip to a sports injury doctor.

According to experts, the best way to get back into regular exercise is by going to the gym a few times a week. At the gym, people should first focus on improving the strength and stability of their core through forward lunges with a lateral rotation. It’s important to bend at the hips and tighten the abs during this exercise.

If this sounds overly complicated, an alternative is walking or running either outside or on a treadmill. This should done on a slight incline to get all of the muscles involved in sports, used to moving again. But remember to start slowly before progressing and always stretch before any activity.

Finally, one of the best and simplest tips for sports injury prevention is wearing the proper shoes. Invest is pair that suits the sport or activity and offers complete support.

By following all of these helpful hints for the prevention of sports injuries, it’s possible to enjoy activities without suddenly needing sports injury treatment. But if you happen to suffer an injury, visit your nearest MD Now location to get treatment without the long waits and high bills of the emergency room or a sports injury clinic. We also offer School and Sport Physicals at all of our locations.

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