Does your child have a sports injury? Physical activity is good for kids, but sometimes they can injure themselves when they play sports. A pediatrician can get your child back in the game. Dr. Nasreen Majid and Dr. Susan Hirata at LaCanada Pediatrics in Las Vegas, NV, offer treatments for sports injuries.
Causes of Sports Injuries
Sports injuries are injuries that happen when playing sports or exercising. Boxing, basketball, martial arts, hockey, and football carry the highest risk, but non-contact sports carry risk as well. Sports injuries can be caused by a number of different factors. Poor training methods, accidents, and improper gear can cause injuries. Not stretching enough or warming up can also lead to injuries.
Types of Sports Injuries
The most common sports injuries are dislocations, fractures, strains and sprains, and knee injuries. Acute traumatic injuries include things like sprains, cuts, strains, and fractures. They usually happen after a blow or force— like wiping out on a skateboard or getting tackled in football. Overuse injuries include things like stress fractures. These injuries happen over time, usually from repetitive training, like throwing or serving a volleyball.
Sports Injury Diagnosis
Your child's pediatrician will start with a physical examination, with attention given to the area of complaint. In addition to the exam, you will also go through your child's medical history with the pediatrician, and he or she may order x-rays or other imaging tests to confirm a diagnosis.
Treatments for Sports Injuries in Las Vegas
Your child's doctor will develop a treatment plan that may combine more than one type of treatment, depending on your child's personal needs. Treatment for a sports injury may an orthopedic cast, splint, ice and heat, medication, physical therapy, and range of motion exercises.
A sports injury can affect your child's daily activities and make life frustrating and miserable. If your child has a sports injury, call LaCanada Pediatrics at 702-796-1820 right now to schedule an appointment in Las Vegas, NV. We will get your child back on the field in no time!