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Kids’ Sports Injuries – Don’t Delay

Most people who have kids who play sports worry about their children being injured in a practice session or a game. This is especially true for contact sports but the truth is injuries can happen in any type of athletic endeavor. Even more alarming, damage can happen in the blink of an eye. Kids who normally aren’t accident-prone can suffer a significant injury while playing virtually any type of sport. In the event your child gets hurt, being armed with knowledge is your best route to healing and recovery. Knowing when to seek sports injury services from qualified professionals can make all the difference.

Recognizing Common Sports Injuries

Not all sports injuries are easily recognizable. This can be especially true if you have a child who is not prone to complaining about every little pain. He or she may even try to hide an injury from you in order to keep playing. Also, not all coaches notice injuries right away. A lot of the time, instructors rely on a child to tell them whether or not they are good to go. So, if your child is saying that she’s fine, the coach may not know that something is going on, especially not right away. Look for signals. Be aware of your child’s body language and don’t encourage him/her to “walk it off.”

Getting Effective Treatment

Anytime you suspect that a sports injury may have occurred, it is imperative to have your child seen immediately by a medical professional. Never postpone diagnosis or treatment. It is always better to be safe than sorry! If your child is not acting like herself or is noticeably limping or favoring a limb, make an appointment right away to get a full examination and see what is going on. Be on the lookout for a child who says something hurts or suddenly loses interest in playing a game that they normally enjoy. The most important thing is to find effective treatment at a qualified facility.

Oriole Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre offers injury services such as physiotherapy and sports injury therapy. If you suspect that your child has suffered some type of sports injury, call us right away at 416-221-0744. You absolutely cannot afford to put the health of your child at risk.