How to Heal Turf Burn Fast
There’s nothing worse than going in for a slide tackle on turf, only to end up in pain after scraping your leg. Many players (myself included) rarely get to play on real grass. This means we have to settle for training and competing on artificial grass and turf surfaces. Football is an inevitably physical game. That’s why it’s so important to learn to learn how to heal turf burn fast when you fall or slide on the ground. The faster you can heal, the sooner you can get healthy and back to playing your best.
Wash the Turf Burn Wound
Artificial turf can be a very dirty surface. There’s dust, dirt, and small pieces of rubber littered all over the field. That’s why it’s crucial that you wash your wound when you get back home. It’s best to do this with mild soap and water as indicated on medical news today After washing the wound, lightly pat dry with a gauze pad.
Cover and Keep Moist
After your turf burn has been cleaned and dried, it’s best to apply a bandage to the wounded area. Covering the wound will help encourage healing for the first few days of injury.
Change Bandages Daily
Make sure to change your bandages daily to help maintain hygiene and promote the healing process. It’s important that you also wash your hands before touching wounds or bandages to reduce the risk of infection.
Prevention and Protection
The best way to address turf burn is to stop it from happening in the first place. In my experience, the best way to do this is to invest in a good pair of compression shorts to wear under your gear. These protective shorts will help reduce the amount of skin contact with the abrasive turf surface. For colder months, check out leggings that can offer even more protection.
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