Involving your kids in athletics at a young age is very beneficial for their health and gives them a great opportunity to socialize! However, injuries are inevitable, and we want you to be aware of the most common youth sports injuries.
Common Youth Sports Injuries
5. Little leaguer’s elbow
Little Leaguer’s elbow is common during, yes, little league. It is described as pain in the elbow after excessive throwing. The good news is that it can be cured with rest, proper throwing techniques, and stretching. If the problem persists, you may want to set up a doctor’s appointment.
Concussions commonly occur when there is a direct blow to the head. It can also be caused by turning the head too quickly. Symptoms usually include dizziness, confusion, blurry vision, and headaches. The best treatment for this is rest, both physically and mentally.
3. Hand or wrist injuries
Hand or wrist injuries often happen when an athlete tries to catch themselves when falling. This can result in either a break or a sprain. Treatments include casts, surgery, or physical therapy.
2. Knee injuries
There are many different knee injuries that occur in the sports industry. You might feel pain in the front of your knee, side, or back. These could be due to overuse or something more severe. Treatments could be just rest, or physical therapy and surgery depending on the severity.
1. Ankle sprain
The most common sports injury among younger athletes is a sprained ankle. The damage is done to the ligaments surrounding the ankle area. The most common plan of treatment is a time of immobilization, physical therapy, and rest.