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How to Treat Sports Injuries in Kids

by | Feb 27, 2023

Sports injuries happen all the time, but it may be unclear how to treat sports injuries in kids. KidsStreet Urgent Care is here to educate you on all the ways that kids’ sports injuries can be treated.  

Common Sports Injuries  

There are many different types of sports injuries that kids can sustain. Common injuries include:  

  • Shoulder and elbow injuries 
  • Knee injuries 
  • Broken bones 

To learn more about the most common sports injuries in kids, visit our blog!  

Treating Minor Sports Injuries 

If your child has sustained a minor injury, it is likely that it can be treated at home. Over-the-counter medications such as Children’s Tylenol or Children’s Motrin can help reduce the pain. Additionally, try using the RICE method.    

  • R – Rest. 
  • I – Ice the area in 20-minute intervals. Do these four to eight times a day.  
  • C – Compress the area with bandages, splints, or wraps. Keeping the injury stable will aid in the healing process and help reduce swelling.  
  • E –Elevate the injured area. This will also reduce swelling.  

If you suspect your child has broken a bone but it is not sticking out of the skin, visit a pediatric urgent care for children. These clinics often offer x-rays and splints and can refer you to an orthopedic office for further treatment.  

KidsStreet Urgent Care offers minor broken bone and sports injury treatment in our services, and we would love to help your child heal and feel better.  

Treating Serious Sports Injuries 

For more serious sports injuries such as concussions, major broken bones, and ACL tears, it is imperative that you visit the emergency room and follow up with a pediatrician for a specialized treatment plan. Treatment plans for more severe sports injuries can include:  

  • Physical therapy  
  • Casting 
  • Surgery  

Turn To KidsStreet Urgent Care 

Has your child sustained a sports injury? KidsStreet Urgent Care is here for you! We see sports injuries frequently, and our highly trained staff is ready to help you and your child.  

To visit a clinic, you can register online and wait from your home or car. We will send you a text when it’s time to head to the clinic.  

Walk-ins are always welcome; however, we highly recommend registering online as it reduces in-clinic wait times. Walk-ins are added to the same queue as those who register online.  

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