“You have injuries that bother you when you’re not playing. When that horn blows, you don’t feel it.” said a professional athlete in regards to playing through pain during his basketball season. That may be a great plan for him but if we are being honest, our bodies experience pain as a way of signaling to us to say, “whah, Nelly, let’s take it easy!” And shouldn’t we listen? In the United States there are 30 million minors who participate in organized sports, and more than 3.5 million injuries each year, which usually means 3.5 million kids sit out for a season or a few games.
In fact, almost 33% of injuries that children suffer happen while playing sports. Kids from 5 to 14 years old account for about 40% of sports injuries at hospitals. As children get older, they present more and more seriouRead More