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Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Many kids experience sports injuries, which is why the team of pediatric specialists at Advanced Pediatrics offer state-of-the-art care for these musculoskeletal concerns. Many Vienna, Virginia, families take comfort in knowing their children can rely on the professionals they know and trust when sports injuries occur. You can always call to schedule a visit, but walk-in and drive-up visits are also an option, as well as online booking.  

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries refer to musculoskeletal injuries sustained as a result of physical activity. These types of injuries are common when kids are training, practicing, or participating in youth athletics, but you don’t have to be playing sports to sustain a sports injury. 

Something as simple as falling off a bike, tripping over a root, or even stepping off a curb can cause a sports injury. 

What kinds of sports injuries bring kids in for care?

Some of the common sports injuries that bring children in to Advanced Pediatrics for care include:

  • Sprains (ligament damage)
  • Strains (muscle damage)
  • Concussions
  • Skin splints
  • Fractures
  • Vertebral stress fractures

These are just a few of the injury types that kids can encounter. If you’re ever concerned about your child’s joint pain or other issues, come in for a quick diagnostic assessment and prompt treatment. 

Are there ways to prevent sports injuries?

Parents can dramatically reduce their child’s risk of sports injuries by ensuring they wear the proper protective equipment for their sport or activity of choice. Never before have there been so many wonderful options when it comes to helmets, padding, mouthguards, and other protective gear. 

Obtain the equipment needed to protect your child from harm. Teach them the proper way to wear and use that equipment, and make protective gear a requirement for participation. 

Overuse injuries are common in kids who play organized sports. It’s important to understand that very few kids will push their bodies past the point of safety on their own. Overuse injuries usually occur when a parent or coach asks a child to train or play at a level that exceeds their abilities or fitness level. 

No matter how carefully you prepare, there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of sports injuries. A lifestyle filled with activity and physical exertion is essential for overall health and wellness, and the benefits of sports and fitness far outweigh the risk of injury. 

Booking a visit at Advanced Pediatrics is fast and easy whether you choose to connect online or by phone. Same-day and even drive-up visits are available to help you get the care you need for an injured child.