Over a ten year span in the NFL (2002-2011) there were over 30,000 injuries. These injuries take a toll when it comes to growing older. Most athletes know the repercussions of playing football. They know that it is a full contact sport where people get hit very hard some of the time. But do they know how it will affect their body when they retire? A Washington Post survey of retired NFL players found that “nearly nine in 10 report suffering from aches and pains on a daily basis, and they overwhelmingly – 91 percent – connect nearly all their pains to football.” That is a very big portion of players dealing with pain. Let’s look at some more of these statistics and what they should do for their pain management.
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