How to Transition Safely to Spring Sports

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The snow is melting, and the weather is warming. It’s finally warm enough to take your sports outdoors. However, before you run to the baseball diamond, basketball court, lacrosse field or trail, take a step back to avoid injuries.

To have a smooth transition to spring sports, you should take precaution to stay safe and avoid injury for the season.

From compression sleeves to braces, here are a few tips to help you prevent sport-related injuries or to manage them this spring.

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The Benefit of Compression Gear for Baseball Players

Most athletes don’t just want to perform well, they want to look the part as well. Since many baseball players see the pros wearing compression gear, athletes at lower levels have been sporting compression garments as well. While undershirts and sleeves are stylish (they come in a number of colorways to match various uniforms), many people aren’t familiar with the actual benefits. Here’s how compression gear can help you on the field.
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Soccer Headgear Minimizes Concussions

DonJoy Hat Trick Soccer Helmet Side ViewIn a more recent study on concussions, JAMA Pediatrics found that out of the following sports for girls, basketball, softball, soccer and volleyball and for boys, baseball, soccer, football, basketball, and wrestling, the rate of concussions was second highest in girls soccer and fifth highest in boys soccer.  We know that concussions are frequent, yet the alarming thing is that it has been difficult for soccer leagues and organizations to adopt practices and rules to help reduce head injury.  We need to look at options and solutions that can help protect soccer players at all levels of competition.  There are three aspects we can explore:  education, prevention, and reaction which is closely tied to education.

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