Women More Prone to Sports Injuries

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Summary: Do you realize that just because you are female, you are more susceptible to sports injuries?Have you ever been injured while exercising? If you're a woman, there's a great chance that your answer is YES. That is because females are statistically more susceptible to sports injuries. Whether it is plantar fasciitis, a pulled hamstring or a torn rotator cuff, women have a higher percentage of injuries from athletics and exercise than men. Why is this the case? And is there anything you can do, as a woman, to prevent these injuries? Special guest, Dr. Mitchell J. Rauh, weighs in on the phenomenon and shares ways you can protect yourself from being a victim of injury.