Common Sport Injuries Syosset NY

Sports and exercise are great for children, but injuries can happen even when safety precautions are observed. A helmet will keep your child's head safe, but it can' t prevent a twisted ankle.

Local Companies

Ben Glassman
(914) 698-0564
1600 Harrison Ave # 307
Mamaroneck, NY
Lane Palmer
(516) 466-6953
833 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
Alejandra Uribe
(718) 206-6000
8900 Van Wyck Expy
Jamaica, NY
Yehuda Barzvi
(718) 883-4030
8268 164Th St # 1
Jamaica, NY
Gerald M Siegel
(631) 499-8181
283 Commack Rd # 101
Commack, NY
Cesar Sierra
(203) 838-6373
148 East Ave
Norwalk, CT
Stuart Feinstein
(516) 775-0493
2266 Dutch Broadway
Elmont, NY
Barton Cohen
(516) 487-1414
277 Northern Blvd
Great Neck, NY
Rachel Gittens
(718) 736-8505
200-16 Holis Ave
Jamaica, NY
Mark Grudman
(516) 598-3434
129 Broadway
Amityville, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Sports and exercise are great for children, but injuries can happen even when safety precautions are observed. A helmet will keep your child’s head safe, but it can’t prevent a twisted ankle.

Below is information about some of the common injuries kids can experience while playing sports, and tips for treatment.

Sprains

Details: An injury to a ligament. Ankle sprains are the most common injury in the United States.

How they can occur: Twisting an ankle, tripping and falling or any movement that stretches or tears the ligaments supporting a joint.

When to see a doctor: If your child has severe or prolonged pain or if there is persistent swelling.

Strains

Details: An injury to a muscle or tendon.

How they can occur: Repetitive actions, especially if there hasn’t been enough warm-up, improper technique or inadequate equipment. A strain can occur any time a muscle or tendon is overstressed.

When to see a doctor: If your child has severe pain or if he or she can’t put weight on the injured area after resting.

Growth plate injuries

Details: Growth plates are developing tissues at the ends of long bones in children. Solid bones replace growth plates sometime during adolescence. Growth plate injuries, if left untreated, can cause permanent damage and interfere with proper growth of the involved limb.

How they can occur: Overuse, a blow to the body or a fall.

When to see a doctor: A child who has persistent pain should be evaluated by a doctor to determine if a growth plate is involved.

Stress fractures

Details: A hairline bone fracture caused by repeated stress.

How they can occur: Inferior equipment and improper diet can make a child more susceptible to stress fractures. Overuse is the most common culprit.

When to see a doctor: If the injury doesn’t respond to RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation), see a doctor. Crutches, a cast and/or physical therapy may be needed.

Heat-related illnesses

Description: include dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke can be fatal.

How they can occur: Children are more susceptible because they sweat less than adults. Playing rigorous sports without enough water or rest can put children at risk.

When to see a doctor: If a child is weak, dizzy or has a headache and doesn’t feel better after 30 minutes of rest and hydration, see a doctor. Seek immediate medical attention if the child is hot but not sweating, seems confused, loses consciousness, vomits frequently or has trouble breathing.

Sources: www.kidshealth.org; The National Institutes for Health, Department of Health and Human Services, www.niams.nih.gov; Northwestern Health Sciences University, www.nwhealth.edu.

 

author: Laura Knapp

Related Articles
- Common Eye Conditions and Treatments Syosset NY
Many would consider their sight to be their most important sense, so it is logical to look after your vision by paying regular visits to the optometrist. But another part of maintaining good vision is to know when something is wrong, and to seek treatment for it. Here are some of the most common eye conditions, their symptoms, and the vision correction methods that can help remedy them.
- Avoid Exercise And Sports Injuries Syosset NY
- High School Sport Injuries Syosset NY
- Hidradenitis Suppurativa Syosset NY
- Treating Sports Injuries Syosset NY
- Softball Training Syosset NY
- Weight Lifting and Power Training Syosset NY
- Strengthening Body To Avoid Injuries Syosset NY
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Treatment Syosset NY
- Causes of Acne Syosset NY