Welcome to Stay in the Game, a monthly blog where the team from the Queen's Center for Sports Medicine shares the latest tips on the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. We want to help you play hard and be well - a winning combination that will keep you in the game all season long.

Five types of heat illness


In Hawaii, our student athletes play in hot environments, even into the fall and winter seasons. Dr. Elizabeth M. Ignacio, Surgical Director at the Queen's Center for Sports Medicine, explains the different types of heat illness, how to identify each type and gives a breakdown of methods of treatment.

 

Along with these tips to identify and treat heat illnesses, remember to be aware of your playing environment and the factors which can contribute to overheating. Taking frequent breaks to rest and rehydrate will help to avoid risking severe injury from these heat illnesses.

Queen's Center for Sports Medicine provides comprehensive care for the treatment and prevention of sports injuries and heat-related illnesses for patients of all ages. Call 808-691-4449 to schedule an appointment, or click the button below.

Reprinted from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)

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