"While the unseasonably warm weather this winter has given people more opportunity than usual to continue to be active and exercise outdoors, it’s still important to take steps to avoid injury before launching back into a spring sport, or starting one for the first time," says Dr. Michael Jordan, a board-certified family and sports medicine physician whose practice is located at Amherst Health Center. Lack of proper conditioning can result in a season-ending injury. Overuse injuries, like tendonitis or tennis elbow, are very common at this time of year.
Dr. Jordan offers these tips to safely ease back into a sport or start exercising after a long break:
Starting your season on the right foot is one of the best ways to prevent injury. Sports medicine can help you avoid getting hurt by focusing on lifelong fitness and injury prevention. If you’re injured, Dr. Jordan can help you maximize function and minimize disability and time away from regular activities. Call 716/689-0040 for more information or to schedule an appointment. When calling to schedule an appointment, please let our patient service representative know that you would like a sports medicine appointment with Dr. Jordan, rather than a primary care appointment. Learn more about Sports Medicine here.