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Avoid Jumping into a Spring Injury

If you’re excited that the weather is starting to warm up, you’re not alone! People everywhere are looking forward to spring, especially those who are sick of being indoors. However, if you’re not careful, you might find yourself visiting St. Francis Campus Urgent Care after getting an easily avoidable injury. That’s why we’re here to make sure you have some guidelines to follow before you jump right back into sports.

Be sure to warm up.

Even if your mind feels ready to go, your body might not be. Take a few minutes to stretch and make sure you’re all warmed up before you start your activity- especially if you plan to do more intense workouts or sports. Even a quick warmup can help you avoid injuries, so be sure to ease into it at first.

Be aware of your body.

If you feel uncomfortable, or out of breath, then you should take a moment and slow down. Your body may need some time to re-adjust before you take on your full workout routine or start playing sports. Although taking it slow might be a little frustrating in the moment, it’s much better than pushing too hard and hurting yourself.

Check your equipment.

If your sporting equipment or workout gear has been sitting in a closet for a few months, be sure to pull it out and inspect it to make sure it’s still in good condition. If your bike has a tire that isn’t properly inflated, or your kneepads don’t fit comfortably, you can end up with a lot of discomfort that could have been avoided.  

If you do find yourself with a sprained ankle or a skinned knee, don’t worry. St. Francis Campus Urgent Care can patch you up and send you on your way. We treat minor injuries such as sprains, bruises, and even lacerations, as well as minor illnesses. You can walk in at any time, or you can schedule a visit online and skip the line. At St. Francis Campus Urgent Care, you can be sure to get the highest quality care, with the highest level of service. To learn more about us, explore our website.