Pediatric Sports Injuries

Pediatric Sports Injuries

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Summary

Pediatric sports injuries are common in children who engage in regular physical activity.

Expanded overview

A pediatric sports injury can be any injury that happens while a child is engaged in a physical activity such as running, soccer, basketball, dancing or other.

Causes

A sports injury may be the result of overuse and repetitive motion, or it may be caused by a traumatic event, such as colliding with another player or falling.

Types

There are several types of sports injuries, including:

Symptoms

If your child experiences a sports injury, their symptoms will vary depending on the type and location of the injury.

Symptoms of an injury

  • Abrasions
  • Bruising
  • Inability to move body part
  • Pain at site of injury
  • Pain that gets worse over time
  • Pain that gets worse with running and jumping
  • Redness at site of injury 
  • Swelling 

Symptoms of a concussion

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sleep problems or sleepiness

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