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Another factor cited in a review of sports-related overuse injuries in children is that there has been a decrease in regular daily physical activity outside of dedicated sports training time. The injuries are most often seen in the epiphyseal cartilage, especially in the knees, ankles, and feet. Girls are more at risk according to a 2015 study.
Kids suffer injuries when the body isn’t given time to heal, recover and adapt. Sore knees and shin splints in runners, sore shoulders in swimmers, and tennis elbow are.Overuse is one of the most common etiologic factors that lead to injuries in the pediatric and adolescent athlete.
As more children are becoming involved in organized and recreational athletics, the incidence of overuse injuries is increasing. Many children are participating in sports year-round and sometimes on multiple teams simultaneously.Physicians’ attitudes toward athletes with chronic overuse sports injuries are often inappropriate and frequently result in the athlete seeking inappropriate treatment options. All too often the athlete-patient is told: “If you only abstain from performing your sport, the injury will resolve.”.
One of the most common overuse injuries in the shoulder is called Little League Shoulder (overuse injury to the proximal humeral physis). Swimming, baseball, tennis, softball and volleyball are just some of the sports that result in frequent overuse injuries.While overuse injuries can occur in a variety of sports, most in children involve the knee or foot, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says.
Such injuries can affect the muscle.Common overuse injuries in children include spondylolysis, and calcaneal, tibial tuberosity, and proximal humerus apophysitis. Common overuse injuries in adults include tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis), rotator cuff tendonitis, and shoulder impingement.As a result, there is a rise in the number of overuse injuries seen among children and adolescents.
The majority of sports and overuse injuries are due to minor trauma involving soft tissue injuries — injuries that affect the bone, muscles, ligaments and/or tendons. Overuse injuries can also lead to.Children and teens are at increased risk for overuse injuries because growing bones are less resilient to stress. Also, young athletes may not know that certain symptoms are signs of overuse (for example, worsening shoulder pain in swimmers).
If you think your child has an overuse injury, talk with your child’s doctor.Children are beginning to specialize in a single sport at younger ages. With this specialization, we see an increase in overuse injuries that are caused by repetitive trauma to tendons, bones, and joints.
These injuries can be subtle and happen over.While acute traumatic events may result in physeal damage, chronic low-grade trauma such as in overuse injuries can also injure the vulnerable growth plate. With increasing youth involvement in organized sports,47the phenomenon of overuse injuries is a frequent reality among children.Physical injury, overtraining and burnout may manifest in young athletes as depression, anxiety, fatigue, sleep disturbance and chronic pain. Burnout may affect a.
For overuse injuries, the philosophy is similar. If your child complains of pain, it’s the body’s way of saying there’s a problem. Limit activity until your child sees a doctor. The doctor can then determine whether it’s safe to return to play or if your child needs to see a sports medicine specialist.“One of the most common sports injuries I see every week is pain in an extremity from chronic repetitive stress, whether it is at the elbow, the wrist, the ankle, the knee or the foot,” says Dr.
Schlechter. “Those are definitely the most common sports-related injuries in children that are less traumatic and nonoperative, most of the time.Why are overuse injuries more serious in young athletes? Children and adolescents have bones, muscles, and tendons that are still growing and developing.
And while the growing body often adapts and heals quicker than an adult’s body, many young athletes may not recognize signs and symptoms of injury as early, which lead to a more serious injury.
List of related literature:
|from Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book|
|from Burns’ Pediatric Primary Care E-Book|
|from The Essential Guide to Fitness|
|from McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery|
|from Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing9: Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing|
|from Pediatric Primary Care E-Book|
|from Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children|
|from Pediatric Emergency Medicine Secrets E-Book|
|from Rockwood and Wilkins’ Fractures in Children|
|from Child Development|