Sports injuries

APPOMATTOX, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Christopher Marshall is treating various sports injuries at Primary Health Group - Appomattox.

These problems can be prevented with stretching before activity, wear proper head, elbow, and knee protection.  Wear high top sneakers when appropriate for better ankle support.

Rice: rest, ice, compression (as in an ace bandage wrap), and elevation are the mainstays of managing sports injuries.

See doctor if pain or immobility persist or if there is numbness/tingling or significant swelling or discoloration, or loss of consciousness associated with the injury or visual changes.

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