Spring is here with many children on spring break this week. All of us might get out a little more and do things we haven’t done since the weather turned cold last fall. Paragon Orthopedic Center would like to remind you to stretch those muscles before you go for a bike ride, play volleyball with your teen, or pick up that bat for the softball season. Paragon Orthopedics sees many injuries caused by simply not warming up those muscles to be loose before making them work harder than they usually do. Just 10 minutes of warming up can make a huge difference. Think of your muscles like taffy; the more you work it, the softer it gets. It’s the same with your muscles. Prevent ligament tears and muscle strains Southern Oregon: warm them up!