How Do You Know if Your Child's Finger is Broken or Jammed?
A jammed finger is most commonly caused by an injury to the joint in the middle of the finger where it bends in half. This joint is called the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIP).
Common Soccer Injuries and How to Prevent Them
Soccer is one the fastest growing youth team sports in the United States. Over the last thirty years the number of youths registered with US youth soccer programs has increased by 90%.
When Your Little Leaguers Suffers From Elbow Pain (Medial Apophysitis)
With the beginning of the spring baseball season now upon us, doctors are starting to see an increase in elbow problems in young baseball and softball players.
Summertime Safety For Kids on Bicycles
School is out, and summer is here, which brings an increase of bicycle accidents. Every year more than 2.2 million children between the age of 5-17 years are treated in US hospital emergency departments for bicycle related injuries.
Heat Illness in Young Athletes: Detection and Prevention
Heat related illness is responsible for thousands of summertime emergency room visits annually by young athletes. With some basic knowledge about thermoregulation and hydration in young athletes, and how to recognize the early signs of heat injury, one can drastically reduce the risk of suffering heat-related illness.
Backpacks are often an essential item for helping students carry their books and supplies to school. However, wearing a backpack improperly or carrying one that is too heavy can lead to injury. Set your child up for school year success by following safe backpack practices.