In so many ways, children are more flexible than adults – and this includes their bones. Because their bones haven’t fully hardened and are still growing, children are vulnerable to a unique injury called a growth plate fracture and parents need to address these common bone injuries.
More and more children are in throwing sports, including baseball, and we’ve got take care of all those good arms, shoulders and elbows. But how do you know if there is a problem?
If kids are hurt playing sports, Paul Saluan, MD, explains when they need to see a doctor and when they just need some couch time.
Youth sports injuries can turn into chronic, nagging problems for kids — unless they're given time to rest and heal.
Paul Saluan, MD, talks about why pushing young kids into sports too soon can be risky business.