Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries

What are the common types of sports injuries?

  • Acute injuries: Includes bruises, sprains, broken bones, torn ligaments, concussions; often caused by improper equipment
  • Overuse injuries: Includes "Little League elbow," swimmer's shoulder, shin splints; may be the result of inadequate warm-up, excessive activity, improper technique, or unsuitable equipment
  • Re-injuries: The result of an athlete returning to play before a previous injury has healed.

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