A 29-year-old member asked:

Does yoga usually help sports injuries?

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Dr. Mike Moore
Dr. Mike Mooreanswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes!: Yoga is a great way to improve your strength and flexibility, both great ways to improve (or prevent sports injuries). Your local y or even your community center will offer low cost classes. There are different type of yoga the one called hatha yoga has movements that involves body movements and streching which helps.
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Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Sometimes: While yoga can certainly have benefits to some (stretching, therapeutic, meditative) it can also pose risks. Some prior injuries or weak spots may become more sensitive or inflamed. Prolonged head-down positions can particularly be risky for those at risk for or in various stages of glaucoma. Check with your primary doctor and/or ophthalmologist to better evaluate before starting a new exercise.
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Last updated Apr 10, 2018
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