Protecting Children from Sports Injuries
With spring right around the corner it is time to sign up your children for sports. They will be playing organized and unorganized sports. It is very important to make sure that they are properly protected while playing to avoid injuries as much as possible.
“Playing any kind of sport is good for children as it gets them outside and moving, but it also teaches them how to work as a team and can boost their self-esteem. But each of these comes with some risk of injury.”
Here are some quick tips to remember while your children are playing:
- Start with proper safety equipment
- Always try on safety gear before buying
- Remember that helmets are critical
- Protect teeth with mouth guards
- Proper stretching and warm-up exercises
- Learn proper technique
- Drink for proper hydration
- Play by the rules
- Don’t play while injured
If your child should injure their feet or ankles while playing sports or doing any activity then call Dr. Hollander, DPM; 707-578-1222, today for an appointment.
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