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Avoiding Common Summer Injuries

June 4, 2024

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Summer has arrived, and everyone is spending more time outside. With an increase in summer activities comes the potential for more injuries. In this blog, learn what causes common injuries this time of year, and how you can prevent injuries from slowing you down.

What are the Most Common Summer Injuries?

Orthopedic specialists tend to see an increase in certain types of injuries during the summer months. These injuries include:

  • Stress fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Swimmer’s shoulder
  • Pitching elbow or tennis elbow
  • Knee injuries (runner’s knee, jumper’s knee, torn ACL or meniscus)

What Causes Injuries?

Sports injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, the most common of which include:

  • Not warming up before you exercise
  • Overworking yourself
  • Using incorrect technique
  • Wearing the wrong clothes or shoes

How to Prevent Injuries

Taking a few simple precautions goes a long way in preventing sports injuries. Start by establishing a consistent stretching routine before you begin exercising. Go slow, and prioritize proper form and technique over speed. Build up your exercise routine gradually, and in the off-season, continue getting moderate activity every day.

Orthopedic Specialists is Here to Help

In the event of an injury, contact the orthopedic team at Orthopedic Specialists. With a talented team and robust service offerings, we can get you on track to heal from your sports injury. Contact us to set up an appointment today!

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