Back-to-School season is coming. There is time to prepare for life in the classroom, and there is also time to think about fall sports participation. The season will be here sooner than you think, and there are ways to make sure your child athlete is taking the right steps to start the season strong. Many of the sports injuries we see each season can be prevented. We’re here to help.

The PediFix team has some of their best-selling products to help your child compete at their best level, too.

Here are three ways to prepare your student-athlete:

1-Schedule a physical

Whether this is your child’s first season playing a sport or their third, schedule sports physical. Knowing the latest details about head-to-toe health brings confidence and comfort. Doctors will also be able to provide a health plan for existing conditions. If your child suffers from frequent calluses, for example, products like our PediFix® FELTastic® Callus Protectors can help. These self-adhesive protectors reduce friction and the discomfort it causes.

2-Start preparing now

After receiving updates from your doctor, start shopping for items to include in your child’s sports bag. If your student-athlete is dealing with frequent friction issues for their toes, try our Stay-Put™ Toe Spacers. Our Visco-GEL® Toe Cap is also helpful if your child is managing an ingrown toenail or sore spot on their toe. It surrounds and cushions the entire toe. We know that as the games pick up, so will the risk for foot conditions. To reduce blisters or even relieve pain from bunions, there are ways to plan for foot problems.

3-Focus on healthy lifestyle habits

Game day is not the time to start thinking about drinking more water or eating more vegetables. It is also not the time to regret missed opportunities for warming up or conditioning. All of these habits are healthy ways to give your child their best start. Shop now for fruits and vegetables. Encourage drinking more water and less sugary drinks. Support your child as they safely train and condition for their sport.

Ready, set, shop for school sports! There are ways to reduce your child’s risk of injury now. You can even help them manage common conditions like bunions or ingrown toenails by providing comfort and cushion.

If you have questions about how our products can support you, please call 1-800- PEDIFIX (733-4349) to learn more. Our product specialists are ready to support your needs.