Apr 28, 2017
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists’ Sports Medicine team has been proud to support National Youth Sports Safety Month in April. The month offers an opportunity to provide information for parents, coaches and young athletes about the rise in youth sports injuries and steps they can take to prevent injuries and keep players healthy.
As the awareness month winds down, it coincides with the start of the Spring sports season. Fields are drying out and kids are ready to kick the soccer ball, get out the lacrosse sticks, throw the ball around and just generally get outside and have fun. The SOS Sports Medicine Team suggests one area for focus and injury prevention is the athlete’s feet and footwear.
A few tips on footwear:
“Sports should be a fun, healthy activity for children and adolescents,” comments Todd Battaglia, MD, of SOS Sports Medicine. “SOS is committed to providing quality orthopedic care for athletes, but we also are dedicated to educating parents and coaches about sports safety, and to helping prevent injuries so that sports can be an activity enjoyed throughout a young athlete’s lifetime.”
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