Help patients understand the top 5 sports injuries
Shoulders, hips and knees are most likely to be damaged during physical activities. Educate patients on how to best protect these accident-prone body parts.
Whether it’s a rotator cuff, meniscus or labral tear, injuries that result from sports and physical activities sideline millions of people every year.
Patients who suffer damages to shoulders, hips and knees are typically instructed to first use the RICE approach to ease discomfort.
Then, it’s off to a trained health care provider for a full exam.
How are your health care practitioners counseling and treating wounded weekend warriors?
This infographic from Mount Sinai’s Sports Medicine Service offers insights into other treatments.
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This article was first published in September 2016.