Having youngsters around is a great motivational factor to get moving. However, allowing adequate time to warm-up can help prevent an injury for those who are just starting up or are out of shape.
Watch Jarrett Collins, high school senior, explain how he tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during a football game and how one local orthopedic surgeon got him back on the field.
Jarrett Collins scooped up the football like he’d done a million times before, dropping back to find an open receiver when he felt a helmet smash into his left knee and he crumpled to the field.
Jacob Roy stood on the pitcher’s mound and heard a little pop after he hurled a ball to his catcher. That, he later found out, was the end of his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL).
After a brutal winter, your body and spirit are probably longing to head outside for a workout, but if you haven’t been hitting the gym don’t be so quick to hit the pavement.
Having a concussion is scary because it’s your brain and because it affects everything from your ability to eat a regular meal, to your ability to concentrate. Learn more about concussions and treatment.