Pediatric sports injuries are common in children who engage in regular physical activity.

What are Pediatric Sports Injuries?

A pediatric sports injury can be any injury that happens while a child is engaged in a physical activity such as running, soccer, basketball, dancing or other.

What are the different types of Pediatric Sports Injuries?

There are several types of sports injuries, including:

  • Bone fracture
  • Concussion
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Muscle strain
  • Sprains
  • Stress fracture
  • Tendonitis

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Sports Injuries?

If your child experiences a sports injury, their symptoms will vary depending on the type and location of the injury.

Symptoms of an injury

  • Abrasions
  • Inability to move body part
  • Pain that gets worse over time
  • Redness at site of injury
  • Bruising
  • Pain at site of injury
  • Pain that gets worse with running and jumping
  • Swelling

Symptoms of a concussion

  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sleep problems or sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Sensitivity to light

What are the causes of Pediatric Sports Injuries?

A sports injury may be the result of overuse and repetitive motion, or it may be caused by a traumatic event, such as colliding with another player or falling.