Last updated on 09-Dec-2010 07:03:21 AM
how can i prevent injuries in table tennis? i twisted my ankle while playing and now it really hurts. also how can i make it heal quicker
also why do all sportsmen have to stretch?
Sorry to hear about your ankle. Make sure you see a specialist about it if it is rally hurting. I think the best thing for ankles is rest. When it is totally better you can think about doing some strengthening exercises so that there is less chance of it happening again. It is difficult to stop injuries all together. However if you warm up and cool down and do a strength and conditioning program, it will minimise the risks.
Warming up and stretching gets your muscles ready to play. It also gets your mind ready because you are telling your body you are about to do something physical.
In our Training Secrets Revealed DVD we go through in detail warm ups that you can do.