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.