HSS Doctor Offers Tips to Beat the Heat on Soccer Fields this Summer

Paramus Daily Voice—July 5, 2016

In a recent article published by Paramus Daily Voice, David A. Wang, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains how overheating while playing soccer during the summer is common for athletes.

Dr. Wang notes, "Since soccer matches and practices are usually completed outdoors with limited breaks during a match for water and rest, soccer players are at a greater risk of overheating during play. Also, players who are not at their peak training level are more susceptible to illnesses caused by high heat and humidity."

He adds, "Soccer players can experience heat illness ranging from heat cramps and heat exhaustion to a heat stroke, all of which present with different symptoms. For example, a player with heat cramps may show symptoms like fatigue, thirst, and muscle spasms."

To read more, visit Paramus.DailyVoice.com.

 

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