Dealing with Kid’s Injuries

Being a parent, you want your kids to enjoy their childhood. If your kids want to engage in sports, you are afraid of the things it can cause them but you know that somehow, you need to support them because it can form an integral part in their growth and development as an individual. It is normal to be scared and worried about your kid’s safety. You can deal with this unsettling feeling by knowing the treatments of injuries. After all you cannot just keep your kids locked in the house forever to keep them safe.

Here’s a look of the most common sports-related injuries your kids might suffer and endure with basic treatments:

Sprains and strains

Sprain and strain is different. Sprain is an injury that affects the ligament while strain affects the muscle or tendon. If your kids indeed suffer sprains and strains, the basic treatment that you should remember is RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation).

Growth plate

For children and adolescents, growth plate is the region where tissues develop. When growth is complete, the growth plate will then be replaced by solid bones. If your kids encounter bone (phalanges, metacarpals, radius, ulna, femus, tibia, fibula, metatarsals, phalanges, etc.) injuries, you should bring your kids directly to orthopaedic surgeons.

Painful injuries

If your kids are suffering from stress fractures and tendinitis, you can also employ RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevations). You can also consider other treatments like physical therapy, crutches, cast, etc. if it is recommended by doctors.

Heat-related illnesses

Heat-related illnesses can be prevented by monitoring your kid’s body. You should remind them to always bring water and hydrate.

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