Three Common Kids’ Sports Injuries and How to Treat Them

Every year, nearly three million children visit the emergency room for help with a sports-related injury, and another five million see a primary care physician or sports medicine professional. Playing sports teaches kids all kinds of lessons, that they shouldn’t be avoided just because of the risk of injury. Instead, it’s important to know how to prevent sports injuries so that you can help your child avoid being one of the millions who gets hurt every year. And, in the event that they do get … [Read more...]

8 Stretches to Help Prevent Injury in Youth Football

Do these scenes seem familiar? You’ve been sitting on the bench for three-quarters of the game, just waiting for a chance to do your stuff. Finally, the coach yells: “OK, Jones. Get in there PDQ!” You stuff in your custom mouth guard, grab your helmet and leap off the bench. Now there’s this stabbing pain behind your knees, and you can’t walk at all, let alone get into the game… some hero. Or maybe you make it into the huddle, and the quarterback calls for the game-winning pass with you as … [Read more...]