As spring blends into summer, people enjoy returning to active-outdoor mode"”from golf courses and soccer fields to yard work.
It's also a season for moans and grimaces.

Tossing one spade of mulch the wrong way can produce a lifetime of back pain. Emergency rooms and doctors' offices fill with people of all ages who tried to swing into athletic action too fast or too hard. According to one survey cited recently in The New York Times, sports injuries have become the second-leading cause of visits to doctors' offices, right behind the common cold.

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