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The moment your child steps onto the field, they face the risk of being injured. One instant is all that it takes for them to be hit in the head by a hockey puck or baseball, one misstep, and they have collided with another player. When participating in sporting events, there are a number of steps that can be taken to mitigate the odds of your child sustaining an injury.

Be Aware of your Physical Abilities

  • It will be important to allow your body the time to recuperate prior to getting back into the game.
  • Do not aggravate any injuries to win a game. If you suffer from stiff joints, sore muscles or other medical issues, you should take it easy to prevent any further injury.

Protective Equipment

  • Always wear a helmet if you are participating in a sport where a helmet should be worn. For example, wear a helmet while at bat if you are playing baseball.
  • You should protect yourself from impact against other players when playing sports such as football or hockey by wearing:
    • Knee Pads
    • Chest Pads
    • Shoulder Pads
  • Regardless of the sport you are participating in, wearing protective eye gear may be a good idea.
  • To prevent slipping on the field, always wear cleats.

Be Cautious

  • It is not necessary to knock someone with a big hit when playing recreationally.
  • When sliding into home plate in a baseball game, bracing yourself or throwing elbows can do more harm than good.
  • If you are tackled at home plate either by running to the plate or blocking it, you risk hurting not only yourself but other players.

Hydration

  • As the game progresses, you could suffer from muscle cramps if you are dehydrated.
  • Dehydration will put you at risk of injuring yourself with a strain or torn muscle.
  • When it’s hot or humid out it is especially important that a sports enthusiast drink plenty of water.
  • Chances of dehydration will increase if you partake in beer or other types of alcoholic beverages, so it is best to avoid them all together when playing sports.

Field Conditions

  • If the field is slippery, it may be unsafe for you to compete.
  • It is preferable to wait for the field to dry or play the game on another day to avoid injuring yourself on a wet or slippery field.
  • If there are problems with the field, it is important to wait for the conditions to be repaired before playing.

Do not hesitate in contacting a personal injury lawyer Lakeland, FL trusts if you believe that either yourself or someone you love has suffered a sporting injury due to the negligence of another. If someone else is at fault for the injury, you could be entitled to compensation for damages.

 


 

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