Before you get back into or take up a sport this spring, make sure you are ready.
What that mean might depends on your age and level of activity. If you are a younger person changing from one sport to another there is no big issue. If you are more of a weekend warrior, there could be trouble.
Dr. Phillip Holzknecht with Central Virginia Orthopedic and Sports Medicine in Fredericksburg says over use injuries are most common in the knees and shoulders. It is like bending a paperclip back and forth a few times until it snaps. He suggests starting slow with any sport and warming up muscles before playing, especially in those that involve running and throwing.