Whether you’re an Olympic athlete or just starting your first league, every athlete is susceptible to injury. While it’s impossible to avoid all injuries, there are ways to lower your risk of getting hurt in the game.
Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance is passionate about injury prevention. But when injury happens, we’ll help you get back in the game. Professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes alike choose KCOA as their sports injury clinic.
Before the next season starts, let’s talk about ways to lower your risk of injury.
Make time for rest
Don’t underestimate the importance of rest. If you are highly active, the body needs time to heal and recover between activities. Playing competitive sports all year round can increase your risk of injury. Give yourself some time off!
Plan ahead for transitions
Whether you’re going from one season straight into the next or starting up after a few months off, your body needs time to adapt to the transition. Start by slowly building up your skills before jumping into the next sport to reduce your risk of injury.
Get the right gear
Gear is one of the best ways to keep yourself safe during practices and games. From your shoes to your helmet, ensure your equipment gives the support and protection you need.
Do you have a sports injury? Reach out to our sports injury clinic!
From Merriam to Blue Springs and Kansas City to Belton, it’s our mission to create a superior patient experience for all. Regardless of the location or severity of your injury, we have a bone specialist that can help.
For a thorough evaluation, call us at (913) 319-7600 or schedule an appointment today. If you’re experiencing pain and don’t know where to start, use our symptom tracker for treatment recommendations.