As Seen on DC News Now: Preventing Sports Injuries & More

Authored by: Dr. Colin Haines

As sports pick up this fall, so do sports injuries. Back injuries are among the most common, whether you’re a committed and competitive athlete, a weekend warrior, or have a student athlete in your family.

Each year there are more than 5 million sports injuries at the high school level, with football injuries being the most common. But injury rates are increasing in many other sports as well — including competitive cheer, soccer, wrestling, pickleball, and even for those training for 5Ks, halves, and full marathons.

Dr. Colin Haines, a Spine Surgeon and avid pickleball player, is sharing his tips for how to keep the athletes in your life healthy.

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