Kylie Hagen-Breitenwischer- McDowell 3rd
What is a sport injury?
Sports are a worldwide phenomenon that is rapidly increasing as more and more people are joining or getting their child to join. Despite the grand victories and team celebrations,athletes everywhere are getting injured due to their sports and some are even career ending. From little league to the professionals and all the way to the olympics, it doesnt matter what level you are, improper technique or one bad second can change everything.
Who is at risk?
Some of the most common sport induced injuries include:
Tearing the ACL
A hamstring Strain is when the muscle fibers within the muscles are stretched or torn too far. This can happen from muscle imbalance, or muscle tightness.
How can i avoid injuring myself when i play sports?
To avoid sports related injuries like these, one athlete should always allow the body to rest and rebuild itself. Over-training and sleep deprivation are the most common overlooked injury prone reasons. Wearing the right gear, stretching your body before and after each exercise activity and using the proper technique will lower the risk of injuries as well.Staying heathy, hydrated, having a regular sleep pattern, well nourished, and being updated are the best things you can do for your body as an athlete.
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