All Press Releases for December 18, 2012

The Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors at OrthoAtlanta Encourage Proper Protection for Fall Sports

Participating in fall sports is excellent exercise and fun, but OrthoAtlanta warns athletes to be sure to use proper protective equipment.

    NORCROSS, GA, December 18, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Fall weather is perfect for getting outside and participating in various sports activities, but OrthoAtlanta wants to remind everyone to make certain to sue proper protective gear. These Atlanta sports medicine professionals know that too many injuries could have been prevented with proper equipment.

No one wants to end a season or a sports career with a visit to an orthopedic surgeon in Atlanta. Using protective gear from helmets to knee pads can help prevent injury and visits to Atlanta physical therapy experts. Most people would never think of stepping onto a football field without proper pads and a helmet, but other fall sports can be equally dangerous. Shin guards and knee pads help protect soccer players, helmets protect bicyclists and protective eyewear can help reduce the chance of injury and when your child is injured, reduce the severity.

From a jammed finger to a major break, sports injuries often lead to the need to see an Atlanta orthopedic doctor or a physical therapist. Therapy during the recovery period can help your student athlete or weekend warrior recover fast and more completely, but preventing the injury in the first place is most important.

"There's a reason they call it protective equipment," said Dr. Michael Behr, Atlanta orthopedic surgeon. "The better we protect our bodies during sports, the more we will be able to do without causing injury or lasting damage. Even if it's just a friendly game of flag football in the park, using proper protective equipment keeps you safer."

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About OrthoAtlanta:

OrthoAtlanta is 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.

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