Keep kids safe during sports season

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) It’s the season of fall sports, and Spectrum Health Sports Medicine is sharing key things parents need to know to keep their kids safe and healthy.

Make sure your child is getting appropriate amounts of rest between sports activities, especially if they play year-round. Listen to your kids and watch for changes in mood, changes in appetite, or loss of interest in activities.

Before physical activity, make sure kids are hydrated and their muscles are warmed up. Tight muscles are more prone to injury. Make sure they are eating a nutritious, balanced meal to make sure their bodies can function appropriately.

If your child is complaining of pain or discomfort, schedule an appointment with Spectrum Health Medical Group. They will conduct a thorough evaluation with a sports medicine specialist to get to the bottom of the problem.

Spectrum Health Medical Group
Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
4100 Lake Drive, Suite 300
Grand Rapids
(616) 267-8860

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