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Preventing Massachusetts Sports Injuries

Most Massachusetts sports injuries are the result of a combination of inadequate training and structural defects or weaknesses in the body. Many Massachusetts residents who start exercising after being sedentary for some time sustain a Massachusetts sports injury. However, with the proper precautions, Massachusetts athletic injuries can often be prevented. While it is impossible to prevent every Massachusetts sports injury, medical research suggests that injury rates could be reduced by twenty five percent if athletes took appropriate preventative action. What follows is a list of some general rules for Massachusetts sports injury prevention.

  • Train. If you are considering playing a sport, you should adequately train for that sport. It is a common mistake to expect the sport itself to get you into shape. Many injuries can be prevented by following a regular conditioning program of exercises designed specifically for the sport of your choosing.

  • Follow the rules. Each Massachusetts sport has its own set of rules. These rules are designed, in part, to protect the safety of all participants. Adherence to the rules is extremely important for anyone who participates in a contact sport. Massachusetts sports rules of conduct, including those regarding illegal blocks and tackles, are enforced to keep athletes healthy. Make sure that you are aware of the rules of the sport you are playing and abide by them.

  • Protect yourself. Wear appropriate Massachusetts sports protective gear and equipment. Protective pads, mouth guards, helmets, gloves and other equipment exist to keep you and others safe. Make sure that the protective gear fits you well, and never play without it.

  • Rest. Massachusetts athletes with high consecutive days of training have more injuries than those who take time to rest their bodies. A common misconception among athletes is that the more you train, the better your performance will be. Sufficient rest is a critical component of proper training. Recovery days reduce injury rates by giving muscles and connective tissues an opportunity to repair between training sessions. Rest makes the body stronger and prevents injuries that can be sustained as a result of overuse, fatigue and poor judgment.

  • Warm-up. Warmed-up muscles are less susceptible to Massachusetts sports injuries. The proper warm-up before any physical activity is essential for sports injury prevention. Make sure your warm-up suits your sport, and alternate exercising different muscle groups during your warm-up.

  • Don’t play through pain. Massachusetts athletes who play when already injured are extremely susceptible to other injuries. Pain indicates that there is a problem. You need to pay attention to warning signs that your body provides and ensure that you allow your body to heal before you continue to play sports.

Unfortunately, even the most diligent and careful Massachusetts athletes get injured in Massachusetts sports-related accidents. Despite taking appropriate precautions, far too many Massachusetts athletes are injured due to the negligence of their fellow Massachusetts teammates, Massachusetts coaches and other negligent individuals and entities. If you or someone you love has been injured in a Massachusetts sports-related accident, you should consult with one of our qualified Boston sports and recreation injury lawyers.

Keep in mind that your Massachusetts sports injury claim may not be barred if you fail to prevent a Massachusetts sports injury. Call our highly skilled Boston, MA sports accident attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. Our knowledgeable Massachusetts recreational accident injury lawyer specialists would love to meet with you and discuss the merits of your Massachusetts sporting injury case.

If You or Someone You Know Has Been the Victim of a Massachusetts Sports Accident Personal Injury, Call the Boston, MA Sports Related Injury Lawyer Experts Today at the Law Offices Of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates at 617-787-3700 or Email Our Massachusetts Sports Accident Personal Injury Attorney Specialists at info@gilhoylaw.com.