Offered by: Advanced Urgent Care
Participating in a sport not only improves a child’s physical health, but it can also help them develop positive self-esteem. There are about 30 million children and teens in the U.S. who participate in an organized sport. Playing sports has its benefits, but do you know what to do when your child has a sports injury? With about 3.5 million sports injuries per year, do you know which require a visit to the emergency room? In many cases, a trip to an urgent care will suffice for your kid’s sports injury.
Sprains and strains are the most common sports injury. It is important to see a provider when home treatment methods like rest, ice, compression, and elevation do not help. Symptoms include: pain, swelling, bruising, spasm, instability, and numbness.
When Should Your Child Go to the Doctor for a Sports Injury?
Your child should see a provider when:
- They can’t fully move a joint, arm, or leg.
- Their pain interferes with daily activity or sleep.
- Their pain does not go away.
- They experience back or neck pain. It is especially important to see a provider if they experience weakness, numbness, or pain that shoots down their leg.
- There is joint swelling, instability, or locking.
See a Provider After-Hours and on the Weekend
Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine is open every day – 8am to 8pm. This is especially convenient when practice and games are after 5pm or on the weekends when your primary care physician’s office is closed. With x-ray and providers who are trained to treat all ages, we are here for you and your family. We have locations in Brighton, Northglenn, and Fort Lupton.
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