As the weather grows warmer and the sun shines longer many of our patients are getting out and about and becoming more active than ever. If you find yourself among those enjoying the great outdoors this summer, or are beginning a new workout routine – it is important to familiarize yourself with the most common athletic injuries and tips for avoiding them. After all, no one wants to spend their summer nursing an avoidable injury.

The most important tip for avoiding any injury is to not push yourself too hard when beginning any new workout routine. Failing to do so could lead to the following common sports injuries:

  • Torn ACL: activities that require side to side motion of the legs, tennis and basketball for example, can lead to tears in knee’s ligaments.
  • Runner’s Knee: characterized by intense pain, runner’s knee occurs when the cartilage wears down in the knees.
  • Stress Fracture: normally occurs due to excessive jumping or running on hard surfaces.
    Meniscal Tear: another injury to the knee that occurs during in appropriate twisting causing the cartilage to tear.

Contact us today to learn more about how to properly build muscle and protect your body from these common athletic injuries.