The fast pace of basketball makes players prone to a variety of injuries, from ankle sprains to knee ligament tears and hand injuries. Every player who takes the court, from weekend warriors to pros, can take steps to cut the risk of injury and stay healthy enough to stay in the game. You can reduce your chances of a sports injury with these steps.

First, make sure you’re in game shape before you start to play. Do conditioning exercises between games so your muscles are strong, and stretch before the game to warm up. Wear proper shoes, and pay attention to pain while you’re playing. Don’t over-train so you don’t suffer from repetitive use injuries. If you do sustain a sports injury, transition slowly back into play when you are cleared by your orthopedist.

Recovery from sports injuries starts at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine. Our orthopedist in Queens treats a range of injuries with non-invasive methods as well as surgery. To make an appointment, please call (347) 537-2404.

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