Extreme sports are highly popular among young people today. These sports include a wide variety of activities—from surfing and skateboarding to mountaineering and parachute jumping—but one characteristic unites them all: their inherent risk of injury. This book details the injuries most often experienced in extreme sports, including common injuries such as severe strains, sprains, bruising, and cuts; and serious problems, such as hypothermia, fractures, and dislocations. The book then focuses on several different ways to prevent such injuries from occurring. Treatments are explained in detail, with emphasis on getting professional medical advice for any serious or unexplained injury. Read this book and learn about: • Warm-up routines that help prevent injuries. • The importance of mental preparation. • Overuse injuries and sprains and strains. • The importance of good nutrition. • The dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.
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