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Doctors warn against rise in sports injuries
August 17, 2018
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Dubai: The mercury levels might be soaring outside, but exercise lovers remain determined to pursue their health and fitness routine, unaffected by the rising heat.

While summer may not deter the spirit of all sport aficionados, it is prime time for sports injuries.

“Sport-related injuries are common during the summer, and while most injuries are acute, 50 per cent of them can be prevented,” said Dr Hussam Antwan Touma, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist, Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services at ERHC.

An acute injury occurs suddenly and is usually associated with trauma such as cracking a bone, spraining a ligament, tearing a muscle or bruising. It could also be a result of falling or crashing into another player during sports competition.

“Summer is the perfect season for swimming and bike riding, tennis, and indoor football; with different kinds of ground materials; however, improper form can lead to shoulder, knee or ankle injuries and even fractures.

“Wearing worn-out shoes, having poor nutrition and hydration, incorrect use of equipment, inadequate warm up, poor training and insufficient safety precautions can also lead to injury.”

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