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Sports Injury Prevention and Treatment Options

injury preventionBeing that this is a sports site, it’s important that I try to focus on a topic a lot of people prefer to avoid. Injuries.

It’s almost inevitable that you will hurt yourself during the course of a season if you play any sort of intense sport.

In the US, over 10% of athletes will sustain some sort of injury. That’s close to 3.5 million out of the 30 million athletes under the age of 18.

Sports like soccer, basketball, and football are all high-injury sports. As you might have guessed, football accounts for the highest number of issues due to its full-contact nature.

With this in mind, I’m going to cover a few of the most common injuries that you’re going to see throughout your career and how to treat them. Check out the list below.

There are lots of ways to avoid hurting yourself when you’re out there on the field or court. Some simple precautions will be covered in each of the above articles that should help you out.

Injuries can also occur during a workout, so it’s important that you pick the right training methods and follow a proven regimen.

Quick Disclaimer

Keep in mind that I’m not a doctor, so none of this advice should be taken in place of what your doctor tells you.

If you are injured to the point of not being able to function normally or withstand the pain, you should see a doctor immediately. Any injury left untreated can cause permanent damage to certain parts of your body.

funny-injuryWith that said, I have experience every one of these issues, so I thought it would be worthwhile to help you out with a few tips I’ve learned over the years.

Most of all, just try not to do anything stupid like the guy on the bike.

If you have other topics that you would like covered please let me know. I’ll be happy to try to help you out.