Is Your Teen Constantly Battling Sports Injuries? What To Know To Address These Problems

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If you feel your teen has been prone to sports injuries, and you worry that the injuries are going to get more serious as time goes on, there are some important things you can do to try to prevent these injuries. You don't want to pay for medical bills and watch your child suffer, and preventing injuries can help your child's strength and agility. Here are a few of the things you will want to talk with their physician, and possibly a physical therapist about, to help minimize their sports injuries.

Prevention Exercises

Just because your teen is working out consistently, it doesn't mean they are giving all of their muscle groups the same amount of attention. If one area of the body is weak, it can have a very negative affect on the rest of the body and can cause injuries. Have your child work with a physical therapist to strengthen their entire body and to learn what exercises they can do to prevent injuries in the future.

The physical therapist will see what injuries keep reoccurring with your teen, and then they will target how to heal the injuries entirely and prevent the injuries from coming back.

Healing Techniques

It is important to ensure that your teen's injuries are fully healed before they attempt to resume their normal activities, even if means sitting out longer than they want. Make sure that you are practicing the RICE technique at home, which includes rest, ice, compression, and elevating the injured part of the body. Massage therapy, taping or bracing may also be needed, so make sure you get the approval to play from the teen's doctor before you allow your teen to hit the field.

Improved Mobility and Stretching

Improving your child's flexibility and mobility is a great way to prevent injuries, since tight or strained muscles and tendons are prone to injury. You may want to have your teen take a yoga class or some other class that focuses on stretching to help keep the muscles limber and to help prevent injuries. 

These are just a few of the things that you'll want to focus on to help your teen overcome the sports injuries that are holding them back. They will help your teen continue to train and play injury free. Talk with a sports medicine professional to develop the best training program for strength, agility, and flexibility to help your teen's body.


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