With the warm summer weather and people’s increased activity level, the risk of injuries increases as well. Most summertime injuries occur while playing sports. While sports are a great way for kids and adults to exercise and spend more time outdoors, this does make them more susceptible to injuries. Some of the most common summertime injuries are listed here:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations

Common sports-related injuries are usually caused by inadequate stretching or warmups before an activity, not wearing the proper protective gear, dehydration, improper training, or overtraining. Make sure to take the appropriate steps before heading outdoors to exercise! If your or your child’s sports injury cannot be healed fully with at-home treatments, our experienced and dedicated Weiss sports medicine physicians are here to help you and your loved ones overcome any summertime sports-related injury.