When someone thinks of a true contact sport, it doesn’t take very long until boxing pops into their mind. It really doesn’t get more personal than boxing as the whole idea is to garner points based on the how well you make contact with your opponent. Boxing involves numerous blows and cunning strategy which brings with it a good amount of blood and sweat. It’s a dangerous sport with consistent jolts and jabs making injuries imminent.
Boxers not only have to worry about injuries sustained from their opponent, but they also have contact injuries from hitting the ring and rope burn to contend with. The most common injuries in boxing involve the face and head, although there are risks for other types of injuries including internal bleeding and brain damage. Also common is damage to the teeth, broken ribs and internal and external bruising. Boxing is definitely not a sport for the faint of heart.
While boxing gloves are worn, the hands are still badly beaten and it’s very common for boxers to acquire wounds from hitting the ring and the ropes. At any given time during a boxing match, there is sure to be blood, sweat or saliva found on the boxers and in the ring. Even the smallest opening in the skin, cut, abrasion or lesion can serve as a perfect portal of entry for a difficult to treat infection like MRSA or Staph. Cases of MRSA and other infectious illnesses can be extremely aggressive and difficult to treat. They can cause major complications and you may find that sitting out a few matches or competitions is the least of your worries. Information like this is enough for anyone to take action in keeping their boxing gear clean and protected. The use of Clear Gear Sports Spray to treat your boxing gear is vital as it is specially designed to kill illness causing germs, viruses and bacteria.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) recommends that boxers, athletes, doctors and health care professionals take precautions in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Evidence suggests the risk of these illnesses is increased among high school and college aged athletes based on the spike in cases involving MRSA, herpes gladiatorum and impetigo within these groups.
The following are some suggestions to help stop the spread of infectious illnesses and diseases:
All of your boxing gear, as well as the ring and locker areas, should be regularly treated with Clear Gear Sports Spray. At Clear Gear, we understand that the goal of playing is to compete and enjoy yourself. Don’t hold yourself back with a preventable and painful illness. Use Clear Gear Sports Spray and keep on playing.