Signs That Your Child May Have a Sports Injury
Participating in youth sports is a great way for your kids to stay active and healthy. But it also puts them at risk for sports injuries. While it’s likely that your kids will tell you right away that they have been hurt, there’s always a slim chance that they won’t. They might want to tough it out instead of being sidelined from all the action and fun. It’s also possible that your child might not realize they are hurt until an injury worsens. This can be the case with musculoskeletal injuries from trauma or overuse.
What Should You Watch For?
Some signs of sports injuries to watch out for include:
- Favoring, limping or appearing in pain when using or putting weight on certain body parts
- Having difficulty with normal movements, including walking, standing or sitting
- Experiencing sharp pains during physical activities
- Feeling weakness, tingling or numbness in the fingers, arms, toes or legs
- Difficulty sleeping
Talk to Your Child About Sports Injuries
It’s important to talk to your child about letting you know right away if they are injured or in pain. You should explain to him or her that taking time to heal an injury is not letting their team down. Instead, it can prevent an even longer absence from their sport should their injury worsen.
It’s always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to possible sports injuries. If your child is showing signs of a sports injury, don’t delay in seeking medical care. 3D Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, is ready to help. Dr. David Dominguez is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine specialist. Dr. Allison Wade is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in injuries of the foot and ankle. Together with our staff, we provide state-of-the-art sports medicine and orthopaedic care for athletes of all ages. Contact us today for an appointment. We’ll help your child get back to the game they love.