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WARMING UP PRIOR TO SPORTS ACTIVITY CAN REDUCE INJURIES

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“Foot and ankle injuries are common in sports, especially football, cross-country, tennis, soccer, and volleyball. I see many high school athletes throughout their competitive seasons who have suffered from ankle sprains, stress fractures, and various tendinopathies,” said L. Marie Keplinger, DPM, a podiatric surgeon practicing in Fullerton, CA.

 

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Dr. L. Marie Keplinger

 

“These injuries can sideline an athlete for all or part of a season, depending on the severity. Athletes and sports enthusiasts alike can decrease the risk of injury by taking some simple precautions,” Dr. Keplinger continued. Each sport carries its own inherent risks, but if these simple precautions such as as warming up prior to any sports activity are followed, an athlete can reduce his/her chance of becoming injured and losing valuable playing time. 


Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News. 


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