Sore Spot: When to Sit Out
It’s the nature of sports that major joints – knees, ankles and shoulders – take a beating.
Often, they need rest to repair. That’s easier said than done.
“No competitive athlete wants to sit out,” said Whitney Vessar, CHI Health certified athletic trainer. “But missing a game or two is better than fighting through it and causing more damage.”
Vessar’s message to teen athletes: “It’s not a matter of will. It’s a matter of health of the joint. Listen to your body.”