Are You Wearing the Correct Protection Equipment?
Playing sports without wearing the proper equipment you need to protect your body from injury is like walking into a job interview wearing shorts, a tank top, and flip-flops. In other words, don’t do it. Secure all the equipment that your chosen sport requires—football players, for instance, need helmets to protect them from concussions. Soccer players wear shin guards and cleats. High-contact sports like these involve proper padding.
If you aren’t sure what equipment to purchase, speak to your coach or teammates. You can prevent a sports injury by wearing the equipment designed to protect you.
Do You Know the Rules and Techniques of the Sport?
Sometimes sports injuries occur on account of athletes not being familiar with the rules and techniques of the sport. If you’re new to a sport, it’s important to receive appropriate training and to be educated on all the rules, as some rules are in place to prevent injury to the players. This may seem like a simple way to prevent sports injuries, but it’s one to be taken seriously. Learn your sport so you can participate fully—and with utmost confidence.
Are You Injured Already and Need to Sit Out to Rest and Recover?
We get it, sustaining a sports injury is not only physically painful but also emotionally demanding. No one wants to be sidelined because of an injury, but if it has happened, what you can do now is focus on getting back into the game. To do so, you need to give your body the rest it needs and the time it requires to recover. Getting back into the game too soon, for instance, could cause your injury to not heal completely. If that’s the case, the body part you injured could be injured all over again in due time.
The recovery process takes time—and patience—but with the right support system in place, you can follow through with the treatment plan best suited to your needs and focus on healing.
Contact Us Today for Help with Sports Injuries
If you or a loved one has sustained a sports injury to the foot or ankle, please contact Michigan Foot and Ankle Specialists at your earliest convenience. Our highly skilled and trained doctors, Dr. Alexander Thomas and Dr. Fernando Quirindongo specialize in foot and ankle sports injuries and would be happy to help you take the first steps toward a full recovery.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 313-582-6222 or complete our online submission form. We look forward to serving you and we thank you for trusting us for all your foot and ankle needs.