Injuries are one of the top reasons why sports are bad for kids. In the video we watched from WCPO called “Pressure On Teen Athletes Sore” they say that the amount of injuries have increased from 7 Thousand to 22 Thousand a year. The amount tripled. It is said that the injured children's families spent $30,000 in six months. This source also said that the more sports you play there is an increased risk of getting an injury. In one of the article called “ High School, College Football Comes With Risk. In this article a Primary Investigator at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio named R. Dawn Comstock states that there might be more injuries in some school because some schools
Young children having major physical injuries while participating in sports should be of more concern. In the article High School Football Comes With a Risk, by Jeffrey Perkel it states that, “...boys aged 10 to 14 we’re most likely to end up in the nation’s emergency departments with a traumatic brain injury…,” This shows how adolescents are unnecessarily hurting themselves because of these sports. Expectedly, during the 2005-2006 US high school football season an , estimate of 517, 726 injuries were submitted to the RIO. Even my own personal experiences with sports all ended in tragic faults. Swimming with
Any child who participates in sports only raises the likelihood that they will suffer one of these injuries. The most deadly and life altering injury children can are concussions. Concussions are a part of all sports and are unavoidable. Many children are young and may not be able to recognize if they have suffered a concussion or not. This is extremely dangerous because any physical activity is unhealthy when trying to heal the brain and if they get another concussion, it can have be life changing for the child “A second concussion soon after the first one does not have to be very strong for its effects to be permanently disabling or deadly.”(“concussion”). Because of how easily a concussion could go unnoticed in young children it leads as the most deadly injury from sports. Some children may even lie about how they feel knowing that if they do have a concussion they won't be able to play their sport for a few weeks at least. For how dangerous and deadly of an injury, concussion are they are very prevalent in contact sports “the likelihood of suffering a concussion while playing a contact sport is estimated to be as high as 19 percent per year of play”(“concussion”). That means if your child participates in a contact sport for more than 5 years they will most likely suffer at least one concussion if not more. Concussions are a huge danger to any child participating in sports and no sport will be able to give back what a conclusion could take away from your child's
A Worldwide survey of emergency room visits shows that about every 25 seconds, a young athlete visits a hospital emergency room from a sports-related injury (Loehrke and Healy, USA TODAY). Occasional bumps and bruises are expected when kids play sports, but when almost 1.4 million kids are injured and sent to hospitals its catches someone’s eye. Sprains, strains, fractures, contusions, abrasions, and concussions all top the list of ER diagnoses for kids age 6-19. That’s averaging a cost of up to 935 million a year. Many believe these are preventable (Carr, Safe Kids).
According to the National Federation of State High School Associations studying in California, “1.5 million preadolescent and adolescent boys participate in high school football” (qtd. “Injuries”). That is a lot of students at risk for injury while playing high school sports. In the two seasons of high school football seasons observed in California, “players sustained 25.5 injuries per 100 players” (“Injuries”). With all those injuries, students are likely out of the game and are possibly hampered in other parts of their life, adjusting to their injury. With these injuries on young bodies, they can cause many problems in the future. The issue of injuries to students participating in high school sports cannot be ignored.
While many think youth sports are important, some think youth sports are not good for children, mostly if played every day for long periods of time. David Greier says “More kids are playing sports than ever before and with that injuries have skyrocketed.” David is explaining that we know youth sports cause injuries, because the amount of injuries in kids is increasing at the same rate that kids are joining youth sports. Youth sports can cause wear and tear on children, which can cause serious issues later
With youth sports competitive rate increasing, the amount of injuries is increasing right along with it. Youth sports are taken to an all new level in today’s society. Most sports are played to win and not for fun now a days. This country would be improve tremendously if youth sports would just be played the sports for fun, not be punished for doing the wrong thing and pushed to where injury comes into play.
With the dramatic growth in youth sports participation and the subsequent increase in the number of injuries we are seeing, there is a need for qualified medical care who understands the issues facing young athletes. The utilization of an Athletic Trainer for recognition and early intervention as well as prevention of these injuries is the logical choice in providing appropriate medical care for our children,” says Kevin Klingele, M.D., orthopedist at Nationwide Children’s
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that more than 2 million children are treated each year for sports- and recreation-related injuries. Sports participation provides many benefits for younger athletes, but unfortunately, injuries do occur. This means doctors have to treat these injuries differently than they do for adults.
Young athletes are at very high risks for injuries during the course of playing sports. It should be recognized that the development stage of adolescent growth is a period of physiological growth in height, muscle, skeletal and with their desire to be recognized by peers. Their belief that nothing bad will happen to them makes adolescents themselves prone to injuries. High school students play sports for various reasons such as scholarships, talents, hobbies, and fame, these reasons make high school athletics an important aspect of the student’s life.
The first way to prevent injuries is to communicate. Most kids play more than one sport so their muscles get injured easier. Some kids don't tell their parents their hurt because they want to empress them and their coaches. The parents need to talk to them to open up. You need to communicate often.
Youth sports are a regular part of any parent's life, over time, the more talented kids emerge and are picked for travel teams or special training. Travel teams usually come with year long commitments forcing children to quit their other sports. Although when you think of a sport related injury you usually think of kids colliding, or falling and banging their head, although, more than 50% of sport related injuries are overuse injuries. Most overuse injuries occur when a young athlete focuses on one sport, playing it year round. This puts stress on the same muscle all year, instead of just for one season. An athlete that plays multiple sports exercises multiple muscles, giving other muscles a break. Without giving other muscles a break, the one muscle becomes tired and weak, and eventually snaps. Youth sports are a highlight of childhood, but the risk of injury has rapidly increased due to
Injuries are a crucial issue throughout the sports world and affect most players futures. Athletes are concerned of getting severely hurt or having their lives be at risk. Many players have the chance to prevent their injuries, but yet they never do. Families must discuss with the athlete about whether it is safe and enforce the rules to stop injuries such as concussions. More protection could also be worn to prevent broken bones or worse and also stretching to strengthen muscles. Injuries have increased a tremendous amount throughout the years because many players have stopped wearing the correct amount of protection and taking care of themselves.
Millions of children participate in organized sports in America every year, and millions of children are diagnosed with overuse injuries every year as well. This paper will examine four of the major overuse injuries plaguing the adolescent population in the US. It will also cover the treatment and prevention methods for each diagnosis in addition to reasons why the injuries occur and how they should be addressed.