Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries

What should I do if my child gets injured?

For acute injuries, a child should get immediate first-aid attention. If the injury appears to affect normal physical or mental function in any way, a visit to a pediatrician is essential.

Overuse injuries and re-injuries are the body's ways of saying there's a problem. Take your child to a pediatrician to get a prompt diagnosis necessary for quick healing. Often, the treatment involves modifying or temporarily eliminating the activity that caused the injury.

The information on this Web site is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your pediatrician or family doctor. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your or your child's condition.

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