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Injury prevention tips for high school athletes

by James Bicos, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist; voted Top 10 Sports Medicine Surgeons by Sports Illustrated for cartilage issues

hs_sports_injuriesFall high school sports are right around the corner. Whether you’re playing football, tennis, volleyball, running cross country or playing golf, these quick tips well help you avoid an injury that may cut your playing season short.

  1. Learn proper warm-up and cool down routines. Don’t forget the cool down! It helps with muscle recovery and you can also use the time for a mental review.
  2. Do not increase your training more than 10% per week. Studies have shown increased rates of injury with increasing routines too quickly.
  3. Eat a balanced HEALTHY diet! Avoid caffeinated beverages. Drink your water and stay hydrated.
  4. Get plenty of rest – sleep allows your body time to recover and regain energy.
  5. Don’t ignore pain! Achy pain is fine, as long as it gets better with rest. Always tell your coaches or parents if pains persists to avoid issues such as tendonitis or stress fractures.  Remember, you are in the game for life!

Dr. Bicos and Kelly Delind, physical therapist at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, were on Fox 2 Doctor (Aug. 7) for the Doctor Is In web chat providing answers to your questions about preventing and rehabilitating sports injuries.

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Beaumont sports medicine docs are P-T-Pers, baby! | NCAA Tournament

Photo courtesy of the Palace of Auburn Hills

Photo courtesy of the Palace of Auburn Hills

As many NCAA basketball fans fill out their March Madness brackets and choose an eventual winner, Beaumont orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists, Drs. Guettler, Bicos and Biglin are preparing to serve as the official team docs for the NCAA Division I 2nd and 3rd rounds at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

The three docs will be there for all six games, as well as the team practices, which begin today. Because the physicians are covering all of the games at the Palace, they’ll be the official team docs for both local schools – Michigan State University and the University of Michigan.

We’ll be posting updates of their experience through Saturday. Check back or subscribe for updates!

We asked each physician about their expectations going into the tournament:

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