Arnicare Saves the Day

Arnicare Gel is a Sports Parent’s Best Friend

Today, youth sports, such as soccer, are more popular than ever, with an estimated 58 million children now participating in some type of organized sport. As children gear up for busy sports seasons, parents should keep in mind that along with the health benefits of regular exercise comes the increased risk of injuries to tender skin and growing bodies.

“Even with the strictest of safety precautions, injuries due to bumps, falls, and overexertion are a common occurrence for young athletes, especially those participating in sports such as football, soccer, field hockey, and cross country,” says Brooke de Lench, youth sports expert and author of Home Team Advantage: The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Team Sports (Harper Collins 2006).

These injuries are a common occurrence for active kids, forcing parents to chose from a variety of treatments to help reduce muscle aches, stiffness, and bruises.

De Lench recommends that every parent keep a well-stocked first aid kit handy for on-the-spot treatment of injuries, including Arnicare® topicals for pain and swelling. Arnicare is a homeopathic medicine made from a mountain daisy. The plant has been used as a pain reliever for hundreds of years.

“You should thoroughly evaluate your children’s needs according to their sports and create your own portable first aid kit. Your kit should address not only wound management, but also pain and swelling,” she says. “I always recommend including Boiron’s Arnicare Gel to relieve muscle aches, stiffness, and bruising that may occur from minor injuries, trauma, and overexertion during practices or at games. Arnicare Gel has no known drug interactions and it’s safe for the whole family when used as directed.”

Kids soccer goalkeeper catching a low ball on the ground

The topical is packaged in a small tube so it will fit easily into a glove compartment, gym bag, or knapsack. As the mother of triplet sons, de Lench never left the house without a tube of Arnicare in her purse when her sons were playing youth sports. “Now as young adults, they know to reach for the Arnicare after a day of golfing, biking, or rock climbing to soothe aches and pains,” she says.

“Now as young adults, they know to reach for the Arnicare after a day of golfing, biking or rock climbing to soothe aches and pains.”