SOURCE: Jan-Eric Esway, MD

Jan-Eric Esway, MD

December 18, 2013 05:05 ET

Richmond Orthopaedic Surgeon Provides Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries

Dr. Jan-Eric Esway Authors a Blog Post Revealing Suggestions for How to Help Prevent Injuries From Occurring During Sporting Events and Other Physical Activities

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2013) - According to Richmond orthopaedic surgeon Jan-Eric Esway, MD, more than 23,000 people in the U.S. sprain an ankle every day. While not all of these sprains are sports-related, Dr. Esway notes that athletics and/or some form of physical activity likely contributes to a majority of these occurrences. For this reason, sports medicine is a significant component of his orthopaedic surgery practice, and as such, he is dedicated to not only treating sports-related injuries, but also aiding in their prevention.

In a recent blog post -- titled How to Help Prevent Sports-Related Injuries -- Dr. Esway highlights a few suggestions that he believes can help reduce injuries for people who maintain an active lifestyle. Some suggestions, on which he elaborates in the post, include:

  • Stretching
  • Warming up and cooling down
  • Gradual progression
  • Learning and using proper form and technique
  • Knowing bodily limits
  • Resting
  • Stopping immediately if pain occurs

While following these suggestions can assuredly help diminish the opportunity for injury, Dr. Esway realistically concedes "there is no way to prevent sports-related injuries with 100% certainty." Two common conditions mentioned in the blog post include ankle sprains and foot injuries, and further research into his site reveals why: "Feet and ankles are especially vulnerable due to rough falls, fast turns, high jumps or hard landings."

For this reason, Dr. Esway offers a variety of treatments -- and even surgical procedures, depending upon severity -- for people who have suffered a foot or ankle injury. Should an injury occur, the Richmond orthopaedic surgeon concludes the blog post by stating, "My staff and I will do everything in our power to treat your condition and get you active again as quickly as possible."

About Jan-Eric Esway, MD

Dr. Esway graduated cum laude from Harvard University where he swam competitively for the varsity swim team. He went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine and then remained at Pitt to complete a five-year orthopaedic surgical residency. Dr. Esway is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and he is available for interview upon request.

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