Injuries in
Young Athletes

Recognizing Injuries in Young Athletes

Does your young athlete complain of joint or muscle pain?

Growing pains are a common complaint of children and young adults. However, if they are talking about aches and pains, and they are a young athlete, it might not be just ‘growing pains’. Recognizing injuries in young athletes is crucial to preventing serious injuries later on.

A few simple questions can help you identify whether the pain is related to growth, or a possible injury. Does the pain occur either during or after playing? Are they having difficulty running or throwing as well as they did previously? Do they wear braces on key joints (knee, ankle, elbow) during games or practice? Are they worried about losing playing time due to pain?

A young athlete playing through aches and pains is at risk for a more serious injury, as that can mean an overuse injury has already occurred. Overuse injuries are usually easily treated, but if ignored, can turn into more serious injuries that require more extensive treatments later on.

Landmark works with many young athletes from multiple sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

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Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Phoenix, AZ 85028

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Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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