NORCROSS, GA, December 06, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- OrthoAtlanta, an Atlanta based orthopaedic group, encourages soccer players to kick the no stretching habit and adopt a strict warm up and cool down program to prevent soccer related injuries.
Soccer is a strenuous sport, requiring players to run almost no stop for 45 minutes per half. This constant starting and stopping momentum can be damaging to player's joints and muscles, so Atlanta orthopaedic doctors with OrthoAtlanta suggest that players adopt a strict stretching program.
"Running is already tough on the joints, add to that the starting and stopping motion in soccer, and players can find themselves in trouble," said Dr. Michael Behr, Atlanta orthopaedic surgeon at OrthoAtlanta. "It's the sudden movement from full stop to full run that can cause the players the most damage and injury."
Players should also be aware of the tackling within soccer, as these block tackle and slides can injury joints and muscles. Accidental collisions are another source of injury, state Atlanta orthopaedic doctors with OrthoAtlanta, and these collisions can be responsible for torn ligaments, sprains and joint damage.
The best prevention is a proper stretching regimen. While not all injuries can be avoided, most can be prevented by keeping muscles flexible and limber.
Atlanta orthopaedic surgeons at OrthoAtlantaalso encourage soccer players to keep hydrated throughout the game to keep the body at peak performance. Hydration can keep muscles working and can help players avoid muscle cramps throughout the game. Cramps can be the first sign of potential trouble.
Accidents will happen, but Atlanta orthopaedic doctors at OrthoAtlanta agree: most injuries can be avoided. The Atlanta orthopaedic doctors at OrthoAtlanta are trained professionals here to treat sports injuries, cartilage injuries and most orthopaedic damage.
To learn more about preventing soccer injuries, or any other sports related injuries treated by OrthoAtlanta, please visit http://www.OrthoAtlanta.com
OrthoAtlantais a full service Atlanta orthopaedic practice helping patients to recover from injury or illness. With multiple locations around the Atlanta area, OrthoAtlanta offers comprehensive orthopaedic care, including cartilage restoration, pediatrics, shoulder, knee, hand, foot and ankle, spine, sports medicine, trauma and total joint care. With years of research, training and experience, the medical staff at OrthoAtlanta is dedicated to helping patients perform - and live life - at their best.