Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Docs Offer Safety Tips for Young Athletes

By Robert Preidt

SUNDAY, Sept. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Kids are back to school and back to sports, which inevitably leads to bumps and scrapes and possibly even more serious sports-related injuries.

Doctors in the sports medicine division at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio say preparation is the key to reducing the risk of these injuries.

First, they recommend that children start exercising long before a sports season begins — at least four to six weeks earlier.

Children and teens should get used to hot weather workouts by gradually increasing their time outdoors in heat and humidity. This should take place over the first 10 days to two weeks of practice.

 

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