Prevent Fall Sport Injuries

Fall sports season is upon us! Whether you’re playing football, soccer, tennis, running track, or any other fall sports, you need to be aware of how to prevent sports injuries. There are many precautions you can take before your sports starts, during practice, and during the game itself to prevent an injury. Here at Farmingdale Physical Therapy East, we want help you prevent these injuries but are here available to help if they arise.

Here are some tips on how to prevent sports injuries this Fall:

  1. See your doctor for a pre-season physical examination and follow any recommendations you are given.

  1. Make sure to warm-up and cool down properly with low-impact exercises during practice.

  1. Be sure to adequately hydrate to maintain health and minimize muscle cramps.

  1. Be aware of unsafe playing surfaces. Pay attention to weather conditions in case there are wet slippery fields that can lead to injury.

  1. Don’t play through pain, speak with your doctor or one of our physical therapists if you are experiencing any concerns.

  1. Wear protective gear specified for the sport you are playing.

One of the most important safety tips is to not overtrain. Listen to your body, if you are in any discomfort or pain make sure to slow down and go at your own pace. Overuse injuries are one of the most common sports related injuries. These are easy to avoid if you understand your limitations. Be sure to tell your coach if you have any medical issues that may affect your playing.

Even with all of these tips and the dozens out there on how to prevent injuries, unfortunately, they will still occur. Our specialists at Farmingdale Physical Therapy East are here to help you recover and get back in the game. If you have any questions about how to prevent fall sports injuries or would like to schedule an appointment contact us today at 516-900-1124.

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