When you think of contact sports, ice hockey will usually come to mind sooner rather than later. Right there with football, ice hockey is a quintessential contact sport. Ice hockey injuries are beyond common and range from the very minor such as aches and pains to very serious traumas and wounds. Whether you play professionally or recreationally, you need to be protected because the nature of the sport lends itself to injury.
Many injuries are the result of chronic muscle overuse and occur often in the shoulders, back or knees. Cuts, open wounds and lacerations also top the list of common ice hockey injuries and happen nearly every game, despite wearing full face shields. It’s not uncommon to have deep cuts and gouges in the skin surrounding the eyes and injuries like these can be very serious and leave the victim battered, bloody and even permanently injured.
With all the cuts and wounds out there, there is plenty of blood and sweat on the ice and this puts other people at risk for contracting infectious illnesses. This comes as bad news for ice hockey players but good news for infectious illnesses like the Herpes simplex virus, Staph and MRSA. Not keeping yourself safe and protected from viruses and germs like these is bad for your health and your love of ice hockey. 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 have the potential to cause major complications and you may find that sitting out a few games is the least of your worries. News like this is scary enough for anyone to take action in keeping their ice hockey gear clean and protected. The use of Clear Gear Sports Spray to treat your ice hockey gear is vital as it is specially designed to kill illness causing germs, viruses and bacteria.
The following are some suggestions to help stop the spread of infectious illnesses and diseases in ice hockey:
All of your ice hockey gear as well as shower 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.