Sports Injuries

Baylee Hux

Injuries Today

Every parent wants their child to be involved no matter if they are involved in sports, band, choir, theater, or whatever they choose. But with playing sports, more and more children risk getting serious injuries. Kids today have a higher risk getting injured because their muscles, ligaments, and tendons are not strong enough to carry them through strenuous physical activity. Especially if you are a female, you have 6 times the amount of risk of injury compared to males. Sports may be all fun and games until it becomes too much for a child's body.


According to the National Institute if Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, preventing sports injuries is easy as long as you do the following:

  • Enrolling your child in sports programs that are well maintained by the coaches and athletic trainers.
  • Equipping your child with the proper gear.
  • Making good habits by routinely warming up and cooling down correctly to prevent injury before and after any physical exercise.
  • Making sure that your child has access to water and other athletic drinks to stay hydrated during warm weather especially if the sport is out doors.
Also, you could work on strengthening your child's ligaments, tendons, and muscles by regularly stretching to keep muscles loose and flexible.

Also, there are programs offered by hospitals to help strengthen your muscles and ligaments through various exercises.

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"Half of Children Unnecessarily Receiving Scans for Head Injuries." The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Web. 15 Dec. 2015. <>.