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Injuries in Softball
Softball is not considered to be a contact sport, but due to the sport’s common and repetitious movements, as commonly seen in pitching, running and hitting, softball injuries happen all the time. These injuries range in severity but can be quite serious. Sprains and frequent as well as muscle overuse and fatigue. Softball players, like many other athletes, ?nd their injuries can result in long term muscle damage.
There are other injuries to consider in softball and can involve either colliding with other teammates or players, or by being hit by a bat or a ball. The most frequent softball injuries affect the lower portion of the body and include sprained ankles and twisted knees from excessive running. More serious injuries can involve tears of an anterior cruciate ligament and over time, often involve surgery.
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Germs and Viruses in Softball Equipment
There is a good amount of action going on in a softball game and you can count on blood or sweat on players as well as their softball gear. Even the most minuscule opening in the skin, cut, abrasion or lesion will serve as a perfect portal of entry for a hard to treat infection like MRSA or Staph.
Cases of MRSA as well as other infectious illnesses can be aggressive and difficult to treat. They can cause serious complications and you may end that sitting out a few games is the least of your worries. Information like this is scary enough for anyone to take action when it comes to keeping their softball gear clean and protected. The use of Clear Gear Sports Spray to treat your softball gear is vital as it is specially designed to kill illness causing germs, viruses and bacteria. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) recommends that softball players, 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.
Prevent Infections in Softball Equipment
The following are some suggestions to help stop the spread of infectious illnesses and diseases in softball:
- Shower immediately after practice and games
- Wash or pretreat clothing, uniforms or gear that you wore during practice or games
- Clean and/or treat gym or workout bags using Clear Gear Sports Spray
- Clean all of your softball gear (shin pad, gloves, sweat bands, any other protective pads etc…) and allow them to dry thoroughly before next use
- Avoid sharing towels or any other personal item
- Be sure to keep all cuts, lesions or abrasions adequately clean and covered
All of your softball gear 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.