If you or your child is a gymnast, you know how gymnastics can push physical limits for strength, balance and flexibility. Many athletes in this rigorous sport end up with an injury at least once. Not all injuries can be avoided, but there are ways to help prevent them.
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Tens of thousands of athletes visit the emergency room each year because of gymnastics injuries. Sports medicine specialist Marie Schaefer, MD, explains how gymnasts can make the most of their recovery and get back on the mat sooner.