There are more than 30 million children who play different kinds of organized sports in the US, while others play in recreational activities. According to a 2002 report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nearly 1.9 million of those children are injured and the most common injury is musculoskeletal.
What types of sports related injuries are there? National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIAMS/National Institutes of Health
- Strains—injuries to muscles or tendons.
- Growth plates—the area of developing tissues at the end of long bones in growing children.
- Repetitive motion injuries—repeated stress on bones or inflammation of tendons occur when muscles and tendons are overused.
- Heat-related injuries—these include dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
- Keeping kids hydrated
- *Adapted with permission from Patient Care magazine, copyrighted by Medical Economic