Basketball typically has the most emergency room visits. Ice hockey commonly has the most head injuries. Football has double the injuries seen in soccer and other contact sports. (This answer provided for NATA by the California University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training Education Program.)
Raymond E. Dahl, DO
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- What sports have the greatest likelihood of injury?
What is flexibility?
HealthCorps answeredFlexibility is the ability to move, bend and stretch in a full range of motion. Flexibility increases athletic performance and reduces the risk of muscular strain and injury. Stretching is an example of flexibility exercise.
When should a young athlete see a sports medicine physician?
Daniel J. Gurley, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of Overland Park Regional Medical CenterIt’s not uncommon for young athletes to experience stiffness and soreness. However, when a young player starts opting out of playing, avoids putting weight on the injury or stops sleeping because of pain, a doctor’s visit is in order.
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