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Protection For Contact Sports

by Terry Wilson

If you play in contact sports on a professional or semi-professional level then make sure you are taken care of with regards to wearing all of the protective gear that you are supposed to wear. Sports companies will need to stay on top of this in order to follow the legal requirements they need to observe per contracts and insurance. However, if you just like to get together with friends to participate in contact sports then things will be done on a much more casual basis and it will be up to you to make sure you are protecting yourself the way you should be. This article will help educate you on the areas of your body you really need to protect.

Protect your head

If there is any chances of you taking any kind of a blow to the head then you need to wear a protective helmet. You should always buy a helmet new, so you know that it hasn't taken hard blows already, which can make it an untrustworthy form of protection. Also, it's a good idea for you to make sure you splurge to verify that you are getting the best helmet you can.

Protect your joints

If you are playing a sport where you can land roughly on your knees, wrists, or elbows, then you want to make sure you wear guards on each of them.

Protect your mouth

Any kind of sport where you are coming into full contact with others or there are flying objects that can come near you can put you at risk of damaging your teeth. It's very important for you to do your best to protect them from injury by wearing a good mouth guard. The best place for you to go to for the mouth guard is to your dentist. This way, you know you are wearing one that fits right and is made from materials you can depend on to protect your teeth as much as possible.

Protect your eyes

If there is any chance of flying debris or other items making contact with your eyes then make sure you wear the appropriate protective eyewear. If you do suffer damage to your eyes at all, then you should go to the optometrist and have them checked out. Even a tiny piece of debris can cause you to experience a scratched cornea or other problems. For more information, contact a local optometrist.