Aug 24, 2018 | Exercise

Staying Healthy and in Shape for Fall Sports

September is right around the corner and with that fall sports like football. Football season is big in Texas, especially in San Antonio. Games start soon and our doctors at Texas Spine Clinic want you to stay healthy and pain free this fall. Don’t spend the season sitting out on the bench, take care of your body and have fun on the field.

What is a Sport Injury?

It’s a broad term, but sport injury generally refers to any injury as a result of physical activity. These injuries typically occur from improper training, poor conditioning, or accidents while playing sports.

Start Off the Season Right

Our doctors recommend easing into athletic routines. If you neglected your summer exercises, approach fall athletic programs at your own pace. Do not push yourself to the extreme on the first try. Are you trying out for football, soccer, or cross country? Keep a steady increase as you perfect your performance.

Know Your Strength and Listen to Your Body

Always keep in mind what your body can handle. It’s good to push yourself, as long as you know your limits. Don’t strain your stamina or your muscles. Remember to stay hydrated, stretch a lot, keep your pace, and of course, eat healthy! If you work a little too hard, you might injure yourself bad enough to need surgery.

Common sport injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis elbow

More serious conditions are knee injuries, such as torn ACLs (anterior cruciate ligament) or PCLs (posterior cruciate ligament). Read more about sport injuries here.

Texas Spine Clinic offers treatment for sport injuries in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Count on our specialists to help you reduce pain and set you on the right path to recovery.

Remember Your Sport Injury Specialists in San Antonio

We know as they say, slow and steady wins the race and we highly agree with it. Know your body and keep your pace — avoid sport injuries this fall and stay in the game!

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