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How can I prevent ankle sprains?

How can I prevent ankle sprains?

Proprioception : Google "ankle proprioception exercises" and you will find a wealth of techniques to increase this ability and strengthen the ankles. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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How can I prevent knee injuries?

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How can I prevent knee injuries?

Tough question: Most knee injuries occur despite all the training that we do to prevent injuries. However, quad strengthening and overall conditioning can slightly decrease chances of injury. ...Read more

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How to prevent ACL injuries in tennis?

How to prevent ACL injuries in tennis?

Strengthen: Probably the best way would be to work on hamstring and quad strengthening exercises especially in the offseason the use of plyometric exercises also would be beneficial. If you have significant instability, the use of a stabiliztion brace might prevent more significant injuries. But preseason conditioning would be the key in my mind. ...Read more

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How can rehab prevent injuries?

How can rehab prevent injuries?

Strengthening: By strengthening the muscles that support the joints, and the back, rehab can make it less likely that you will reinjure the same area. ...Read more

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How can one prevent ACL injuries?

How can one prevent ACL injuries?

Prevent ACL injury: The best way to prevent ACL injuries is to stretch and strengthen the leg muscles, especially the front and back muscles of the thigh (quadriceps and hamstrings). Here are other things you can do that may help prevent ACL injuries: Avoid wearing shoes with cleats in contact sports. Avoid wearing high-heeled shoes. Avoid sports that involve lots of twisting and contact. ...Read more

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How do you prevent knee injuries in football?

How do you prevent knee injuries in football?

Preseason condition: I love football! unfortunately there are no exercises, braces, dietary supplements that can prevent injury in this game. Without a doubt the better condition you are in at the beginning and throughout the season will be helpful to get out of your stance, run, cut, make your play while hopefully avoiding injury. Aerobics, strength and flexibility are all important in injury prevention. ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent ankle injury?

What are ways to prevent ankle injury?

See a specialist: Either a podiatrist or orthopedist. Have a complete evaluation of your foot and ankle as well as a gait exam. When you go, bring the shoes that you have been training in to be checked as well. Prevention of injury can include a combination of things - stretching, massage, physical therapy, bracing and/or shoe selection. ...Read more

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How can you prevent sprained ankles?

How can you prevent sprained ankles?

You can't.: Accidents can't be avoided, only mimimized. Sprains occur when all your weight is on one leg, the foot is in an awkward position, and the ankle is forced beyond its normal range of motion. This happens on uneven terrain so pick your trails carefully. After a sprain, an incompletely rehabilitated ankle is prone to reinjury, so physical therapy and a program of ankle strengthening is wise. ...Read more

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How to prevent common hockey injuries?

Strech: I see a lot of hockey players with back injuries. Stretch the hamstrings to prevent. ...Read more

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How can I prevent another ankle sprain?

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How can I prevent another ankle sprain?

Ankle sprain: To prevent recurrent ankle sprains you have undergo rehab. Physical therapy will help strengthen the ankle and also work on propiroception. Which helps with balance of the ankle. ...Read more

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How to prevent Achilles tendinitis?

How to prevent Achilles tendinitis?

Achilles Tendonitis: The Achilles Tendon is the longest, strongest and thickest tendon in the body. Proper stretching before and after exercise and proper warm ups before exercise are essential for tendon health. Proper foot and biomechanical function, aided by the use of orthotics (arch supports) can help to prevent injury. If you have had problems in the past, it is essential you are healed before new activity ...Read more

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How long can shoulder injuries take to heel?

How long can shoulder injuries take to heel?

Weeks : It depends on the injury. Physical therapy and surgery can help healing faster. Return of function depends on control of pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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How do you prevent foot and ankle injuries when running?

How do you prevent foot and ankle injuries when running?

Moderation: Wearing the correct shoe for your foot type, increasing your speed and distance 10% at a time, running with good form. ...Read more

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Best way to stretch before playing football to prevent foot/leg injuries?

Best way to stretch before playing football to prevent foot/leg injuries?

Warm up: Warm up first by doing jumping jacks or light running. Always better to warm up before stretching. Sustained hold of the stretch without bouncing during the stretch. ...Read more

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How to prevent shoulder injuries when ocean kayaking?

How to prevent shoulder injuries when ocean kayaking?

Conditioning: Before kayaking, shoulder and upper extremity strengthening would be helpful. Stretching and limbering up the shoulders and arms before you start is good. If you need to roll the kayak, do not let your arms go behind your head, keep hands and arms in front to prevent dislocations. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent knee injuries while running?

What can I do to prevent knee injuries while running?

Keep thighs strong: Try to do some lunges and squats at least once a week to help strengthen your muscles around the knees. Also, be sure you have properly fitted running shoes, and it might help to have your running form checked as well. If you can vary the running surface with some on softer dirt trails, that can help. Finally, cross training by biking or swimming can allow your legs to rest and heal periodically. ...Read more

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How to treat knee injury when hurling?

How to treat knee injury when hurling?

Stop Playing: Hurling is a collision sport with rapid, forceful, high speed direction changes of players. Both of these are particularly stressful on knees and especially so if you already have an injury to your knee. ...Read more

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How to prevent arthritis?

How to prevent arthritis?

Genes: Your genes determine a lot. Avoid injury, strengthen and maintain full range of motion of all joints. ...Read more