Even though the month of September and Child Safety Month are coming to a close, we wanted to leave you with some ever important information to help you keep your children safe, while playing sports, all year long!
Did you know more than 3.5 million children suffer injuries, while playing sports, that are severe enough to require medical attention? Keeping your kids active in sports is healthy and fun, but it can also put them at risk of injury. Most of these injuries are preventable.
The most common types of injuries that occur during youth sports are ankle sprains, muscle strains, broken bones, heat-related conditions, and more recently, concussions. Safe Kids USA teaches parents, youth coaches, and children themselves about prevention and preparation regarding sports related injuries. They encourage parents and coaches to know and practice the rules of safety during practices and on game day.
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Injuries to your child can occur anywhere, not only while playing organized sports. Visit Safe Kids USA for more tips on preventing injuries at home, at play, and on the way. If your child does end up with an orthopedic injury, visit CastCoverZ! for functional and fashionable products designed to cover casts, orthotic walking boots, splints and braces, and companion products to bring relief and comfort to orthopedic patients.