One of the best ways to manage sports injuries is to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Often this is a simple matter of proper conditioning, flexibility, strength training and proper nutrition.

Whether you're interested in preventing a sports injury or avoiding re-injury, the sports medicine experts at the Florida Hospital Celebration Health Sports Medicine Program have put together some helpful guidelines to get the most out you sports and recreation pursuits while avoiding injuries.

Guidelines are below, arranged by the part of the body where the injury could occur.