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Sports Medicine Specialist

Bahri Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Jacksonville, FL

Sports injuries are a common issue for both adults and children. As specialists in orthopedic care of sports injuries, the team at Bahri Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatments of all types of sports injuries. With additional training in pediatric care and more than 30 years of experience, the team is available to care for your entire family and help you have fun and stay active. To set up a consultation, call or book online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What type of sports injuries affect children?

In children under the age of 13, most sports injuries involve their legs and feet. Since they do not have the muscle mass of older children or adults, their likelihood of upper body injuries is less, though still a concern. Common sports injuries in children include:

Acute injuries

Acute injuries are the result of a specific traumatic event and typically include physeal and avulsion fractures. Physeal fractures are fractures through a joint while avulsion fractures tear muscles, ligaments, or tendons from their bony attachments. These types of fractures are most common in young children because their bones are soft and flexible.

Overuse injuries

Overuse injuries are caused by repetitive stress on a particular area of the body. These injuries typically cause muscle and tendon pain and stress fractures in the legs and feet. The team can provide recommendations to reduce the risk of your child developing overuse injuries, including getting adequate rest and avoiding sport specialization at a young age.

What types of sports injuries affect adolescents?

Adolescents between the ages of 13 and 19 are considered to be in a transitional phase between childhood and adulthood and generally have more muscle, bodyweight, and height than children which can predispose them to specific types of injuries. Common adolescent sports injuries include:

  • Skin wounds
  • Fractures
  • Muscle and ligament tears
  • Joint sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Head injuries

While lower body injuries are common, researchers have noted that adolescents have a higher risk for upper body and head injuries than children. Injuries in adolescents can also be more severe than childhood sports injuries due to increased body size and less fear of injury when playing sports.

How are sports injuries treated?

The team at Bahri Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic treats sports injuries in patients of all ages, from young children to adults. As orthopedic specialists, they understand what types of sports are associated with specific injuries and provide screenings and prevention for all of their patients.

In the case of a mild to moderate sports injury involving soft tissues, the team often recommends conservative care. Treatment methods may include ice or heat, rest, bracing, or physical therapy. If pain is an issue, over-the-counter and prescription medications may be recommended, in addition to injections for pain and inflammation.

In more severe cases or those that cause structural damage, the team provides appropriate surgical care.

To schedule a consultation, call or set up your visit online at Bahri Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic now.

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