Fall Sports Safety Tips
School has started and so has fall sports. Here are a few things you can do to help prevent injury
- Start the season off fresh with a new pair of shoes. Shoes wear down and new shoes can help prevent injury.
- Have a pre-season physical. Your doctor will be able to help make sure you are ready to play and give you tips on how to stay safe.
- The weather can be unpredictable in the fall so it is best to pay attention to the conditions around you. Wet grass and slippery fields can lead to injuries.
- If there is any pain, don’t play through it. It is best to have an injury checked out right away to help prevent any further damage.
- Warm up and cool down properly with stretches and light jogging.
- Play multiple positions and multiple sports to help avoid overuse injuries.
- Wear the right gear for the right sport and make sure it is the proper fit. This includes shoes. Different shoes are required for different sports.
- Watch for unsafe playing surfaces. Be careful to avoid divots, holes, and any debris.
- Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.
If your child is in sports and is injured it is best to see a doctor right away. Dr. Brian Gale, DPM, FACFAS can help with your foot or ankle injury and will help get you or your child healed so they can get back to playing the sport they love. Contact Dakota Foot & Ankle Clinic today to schedule an appointment at 701-255-3338.
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