Have you played basketball on asphalt? If you have, and you’ve fallen down, you probably got an abrasive injury to your skin. If not treated promptly and properly, these wounds can lead to serious infections.
Falling on asphalt can negatively affect both the epidermis and the dermis of your skin. When these layers are injured you can have pain and/or bleeding. Sometimes debris ends up embedded in your skin, too. Yikes!
These wounds might even require professional examinations and cleanings. Ointments such as Neosporin and sterile dressings may need to be applied. Worst of all? All this can ruin your basketball game! If you’re hurt bad enough, you can’t keep playing… Don’t forget that falls on asphalt can lead to sprains and strains on your joints, ligaments and muscles– and can put you out for the season. No bueno.
Finding the Right Surface
With basketball and other sports, a lot of factors come into play when it comes to how hard or easy it is to enjoy the game. Of course there’s speed involved– how fast are people running… but then there’s also sliding distance as well as surface texture and condition.
Ideally, it’s a lot easier and safer to play sports like basketball on shock absorbing, anti-slip, well-marked soft courts. Rather than dealing with asphalt courts and their chips and cracks that make it easy to fall down and skin a knee (or worse), it’s best to play basketball on smooth and soft courts. They can also be easily cleaned off, getting rid of debris that might otherwise get in the way of the game.
Classic Turf Company of Connecticut designs, makes and installs basketball courts that’ll be the envy of others who are stuck playing on old asphalt! Check out what Classic Turf does, here. If you want to know more about basketball courts from Classic Turf Company, please call 1-800-246-7951.