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The doctors at Inside Heath specialize in treating sports injuries. Above all, our focus is performance.
Whether you are a serious athlete, play sports at school, or you’re just a weekend warrior – you’re at risk for a sports injury.
What is a sports injury?
A sports injury can occur either by impact or overuse of the muscles and joints. Impact sports injuries usually occur in contact sports like football and hockey, while sports like tennis and golf tend to cause repetitive strain injuries. Even Yoga, for example, could give you a sports injury if you strain a muscle during your workout. Children are more susceptible to sports injuries, but they can affect you at any age.
Preventing a Sports Injury
Putting strain on muscles that have not warmed up opens the door to a sports injury. Always warm up and stretch before you start your exercise routine or your game. Warm muscles are more flexible. They can absorb quick movements such as bends and jerks, making injury less likely.