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Keeping Kids Healthy During Sports

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More than 30 million children take part in sports every year. But this comes with a price on their young bodies. Approximately 3.5 million children under age 14 receive medical care for sports injuries annually, according to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). Stats further point to overuse injuries being responsible for nearly half of the sports injuries to middle and high school students.

Proper conditioning and technique, cross training and limiting practice time can help prevent kids' sports injuries.

Overuse injuries, like strains and sprains, tend to occur at the beginning of the season when kids are most likely out of shape. However, proper conditioning and technique, cross training and limiting the amount of practice hours has been shown to prevent these type of injuries.  Parents can access this on-line tool kit to help keep their kids safe while participating in the recreational activities that they love.

Even with the strictest of safety precautions, injuries can still occur, especially to those children participating in sports such as football, soccer, field hockey and cross country.  Keeping a well-stocked first aid kit handy for on-the-spot treatment of injuries, including Arnicare, can help relieve muscle aches and stiffness, swelling and discoloration from bruises.* Arnicare is a homeopathic medicine made from Arnica montana, a type of mountain daisy which has been used as a pain reliever for centuries. It’s available in oral pellets and tablets that may be used in conjunction with Arnicare GelCream or Ointment. All topical formulas are unscented, paraben-free and do not contain artificial colors or perfumes.

For more information on Arnicare and how it’s essential to every family’s sports medicine kit, click here.

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

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