Fall Sports Injuries: When to Seek Help

All sports are a big part of the new school year. The soccer fields are full of girls and boys of all ages. And of course, it’s time for football, cheerleading, and fall leagues of almost any sport you can think of. In fact, more than 30 million kids in the US participate in organized sports. And where there are kids and sports, there are injuries. Remember that all types of sports have the potential for injury, whether from body contact or just plain overuse or misuse of a body part.

It is very important to remember that these young athletes are still growing, increasing their risk for injury. This means if they don’t have a strong foundation or their foundation gets damaged, then their growth can be impaired. Aside from the preventive measure of getting a regular structural check-up, here are a few things to look for that may mean it’s time to see your chiropractor.

  • Posture worsens or changes significantly
  • Pain with running (not just discomfort)
  • Favoring any limb or body part during sports
  • Headaches
  • Numbness in the hands or feet

Note: If your child receives a blow to the head you should seek immediate medical attention to ensure that he/she does not have a concussion.

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