Sports Injuries

The pictures of these injuries freak me out

Injuries to the knee

Ways to avoid:

  1. Maintain your weight. ...
  2. Wear sensible shoes with a good fit. ...
  3. Warm up. ...
  4. Do low-impact exercise. ...
  5. Swim or walk. ...
  6. Weight train. ...
  7. Don't decrease your activity. ...
  8. Don't suddenly change the intensity of your exercise.

Injuries to the shins (shin splints)

Increase stride rate to around 180 steps for minute

Minimize the number of hard workouts

Run almost exclusively on soft trails, tracks, or treadmills.

Get neutral shoes, not training shoes

Do shin stretches after every run

Take calcium supplements

Most common sports injuries

  1. Ankle sprain
  2. Groin pull
  3. Hamstring strain
  4. Shin splints
  5. Knee injury: ACL tear
  6. Knee injury: Patellofemoral syndrome — injury resulting from the repetitive movement of your kneecap against your thigh bone
  7. Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)

Take care of yourself, and learn how to prevent injuries!!