Gripping, lifting and carrying are essential for dozens of daily tasks, so it’s important to do them in a joint-friendly way to avoid pain and injury. Carole Dodge, an occupational therapist at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, offers this advice.
Sports and physical activities are meant to be fun, but if you aren't careful you can risk serious injury. While it is not possible to prevent all injuries, there are lots of practical steps you can take to greatly decrease your chances of becoming injured while playing your sport. Start by being mindful about your body's needs and following the guidelines of your sport.