AAP offers advice on sports injuries

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

In its recent newsletter, the American Academy of Pediatrics tackles sports injuries.

The article, "After a Sports Injury: When to See the Doctor," offers parents insights on what to do if their child experiences ongoing symptoms from a sports-related injury.

Student athletes should seek medical treatment for symptoms that do not go away after rest and home treatment; any condition that affects training or performance that has not been giving a diagnosis or has not been treated; or any condition that might be a risk to other teammates or competitors, according to the academy.

The article presents a variety of specific injuries and symptoms and offers advice on when the circumstances would require a visit to the doctor.

The article is available here.