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Common Types and Causes of Children’s Sports Injuries

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Sports provide a fun form of physical fitness for children and can form the basis for a lifelong hobby or even a career. However, it is important to emphasize to them the importance of safety. Sports-related personal injuries can have serious impacts on their health, both now and in the years to come. With the start of the school year, it is important for parents to be aware of different types of sports injuries and how they often occur.

Common Types Of Sports Injuries

The school year brings about a flurry of activity for students and parents. In addition to their studies, many children end up participating in some type of school or community-based sports programs in the fall. While there are still concerns over COVID-19 and maintaining social distancing, an August 2020 News-Journal report states that Volusia County schools have moved to Phase 2 in regards to athletic programs. This means that tryouts and training have resumed while school weight-rooms and gyms have reopened.

Parents are often enthusiastic in supporting their child’s participation in sports and athletic programs, but they do need to be aware of the risk in terms of sports injuries. Kids Health warns that overuse injuries are among the most common and involve putting too much stress on a particular body part, resulting in pain, inflammation, and limited movement. These injuries can take months to heal and can develop into chronic conditions. Other dangerous types of sports-related injuries children often suffer include:

  • Muscle and tendon sprains, strains, and tears;
  • Serious cuts and lacerations;
  • Broken bones and dislocated joints;
  • Back and neck injuries, such as fractured vertebrae and damage to discs;
  • Head injuries, which can result in concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Heat-related illnesses such as dehydration and heat stroke are also common in Daytona. When they occur due to sports, they can prove serious and even potentially life-threatening to your child.

How Sports Injuries Happen

Sports injuries can impact people of all ages, but children are among those most at risk. According to Stanford Children’s Health, roughly 30 million children and teenagers engage in sports-related activities throughout the school year. More than 3.5 million end up suffering serious personal injuries as a result.

While some sports are inherently more dangerous than others, negligence on the part of coaches, training staff, sports program administrators and others are often to blame. Among the most common causes of children’s sports injuries in Daytona include:

  • Lack of proper training and warmups prior to engaging in activities;
  • Lack of proper safety equipment;
  • Lack of oversight by qualified adults;
  • Being denied breaks and water as needed;
  • Being encouraged to engage in overly aggressive play;
  • Playing different types of sports on ill-suited and potentially dangerous surfaces.

Reach Out to Us Today

At Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A., we help you get the compensation you need to cover the medical costs and other expenses you incur when your child suffers sports injuries due to the reckless and negligent actions of others. Contact our Daytona personal injury attorneys to request a consultation today.

Resource:

stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=sports-injury-statistics-90-P02787

news-journalonline.com/story/sports/high-school/2020/08/18/high-school-sports-practices-including-volusia-football-not-start-aug-24/5599139002/

https://www.daytonalawyers.com/do-not-underestimate-head-injuries/

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