School is back in session! For many parents, school is both a time of relief and worry. On one hand, they don’t have to worry so much about the kids during the day. On the other hand, school often means school sports, and that could mean injury!
Injuries are a fact when it comes to sports. Even if your child doesn’t participate in contact sports, like football, and instead opts for non-contact sports, such as track and field, injuries are common. This is true even if your child takes all the proper precautions.
And if your child is playing contact sports, injuries are nearly a given. Most kids playing basketball, soccer, football, and the like will suffer at least some bumps and bruises along the way. Fortunately, in many cases, high school sports injuries can be treated naturally. You can also enjoy natural pain relief.
We’ll tell you how, but first, let’s go over some preventative measures. A bit of prevention can go a long way in reducing injuries. Let’s take a look at both natural healing and prevention.
Preventing High School Injuries
There are steps you can take to prevent injuries from ever occurring. At the end of the day, the best injury is no injury at all. So make sure your child is doing the following:
Stretching and Cooling Down
Before your child plays any sport, she should stretch out all of her muscles. Of course, she should pay extra attention to muscles that are going to be used during her activity (leg muscles, for example) but it’s important that she stretches out muscles that won’t be used as often. Yes, a soccer player should still stretch out her arms!
After she is done, your child should take a cool down period, gently stretching out muscles and avoiding overexertion.
Stay in Shape Year Round
A lot of athletes work hard during the sports season, then take it easy during the summer. Unfortunately, this tends to result in more injuries. You should encourage your child to stay in shape year round!
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Not Wearing Equipment Properly
You’d be surprised how often children fail to properly put on protective equipment, such as knee and shoulder pads. Many just slap the equipment on and assume that it will protect them. However, for sports equipment to be effective, you need to wear it correctly.
Make sure every piece of sports protective equipment is put on properly. Make sure the straps are as tight as they should be, make sure shoes are tied as well. If you have questions, see the user manual or talk to the coach!
Healing Injuries Once They Occur
Unfortunately, even if you follow the above and more, injuries will still occur. They are, sadly, a fact of sports and athletics. If your child has suffered a sprained ankle, bump, or other injury, you should consider a natural injury treatment kit from our partners at QiVantage!
These kits are loaded with natural ingredients that may help speed up the body’s own natural healing process. Our muscle and joint relief cream, meanwhile, can provide short-term relief!
Also consider using a cold or hot compact. And have your child take it easy until the body heals itself.