Sports injuries

FORT LEE, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Christopher Marshall is treating various sports injuries at Family Health Clinic at the Crossings.

Prevention is key. Stretch before activity, wear proper head, elbow, and knee protection.  Also wear hightop sneakers when appropriate for better ankle support.

If you do sprain something remember the acronym, R.I.C.E.  It stands for rest, ice, compression (as in and ace bandage wrap) and elevation.

If pain or immobility persist or if there is numbness/tingling or significant swelling or discoloration see your doctor.

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