Sunday, October 5, 2008

Basketball Injuries - How To Prevent Injuries And Win Basketball Games

Ever since Dr James Naismith invented basketball in 1891, basketball has become a worldwide phenomenon. Children from Afghanistan to Zaire has enjoyed playing basketball. Millions of people has participated in the sport at every level and aged group. It doesn't matter if you playing at elite level such as the NBA or around your neighborhood, injuries will always happen. One of the most common injuries in basketball are rotator cuff tear of the shoulder.

A rotator cuff usually happens after a traumatic injury to the shoulder like pulling your arm right above your head or falling directly onto your shoulder. It can take weeks to fully heal, or if you don't rehabilitate your shoulder, it may take months or years to improve. It is therefore essential you perform proper warm up exercises before you begin your game.

Here are the following steps you should perform before you start a basketball game.

1. Drink at least three liters of water (13 cups) a day for men and 2.2 liters of water (nine cups) a day for women. It is essential you get your body hydrated because it will help your muscle to stretch and also help remove muscle byproducts from your system.

2. Jog around the basketball court for at least three or four minutes. It is important to get you heart rate up so blood and nutrients can adequately refuel your body.

3. Stretch your major muscle groups such as your shoulder, back and legs. Stretching these part of your muscle will increase tissue extensibility and blood circulation. All of this will help prevent tearing or cramps from occurring.

By Tu Tran

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