Each year in the U.S., high school athletes suffer about two million sports injuries. Unfortunately, kids on sports teams often try to hide their injuries because they fear being taken off the team. Parents and coaches can watch out for the signs of a potential injury, such as unusual changes in behavior. A child might be favoring a body part, limping, or trying not to place weight on a limb. Parents can also watch out for signs of a concussion, such as complaints of headaches, dizziness, and difficulty concentrating.
Watch this video to hear more about common sports injuries among high school athletes. You’ll hear the story of a cheerleader who has suffered multiple concussions and you’ll learn of the dangers of untreated head injuries.
At Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, our orthopedic doctors have more than 20 years of experience treating sports injuries and other orthopedic conditions. Families in Queens and throughout the NYC area can contact us at (718) 897-2228 for an appointment.