Sports injury care
Being involved in sports and other activities is important for your child's health and well-being. Team sports and individual activities encourage goal-setting and foster early exercise habits. However, these activities can also lead to injuries. When that happens, it is important to have a provider you can rely on to assess the injury, provide any necessary treatment and ensure it doesn't have a lasting impact on your child's growth or development.
Sprains, strains & fractures
Some of the most common sports injuries children receive are muscles sprains and strains, and bone fractures. While some of these will heal on their own, others will request rest or other treatment to guarantee a shorter recovery time and a prompt return to normal activity. The providers at Novant Health Forsyth Pediatrics use X-rays and other advanced diagnostic tools when necessary to assess these sports injuries and determine the best course of treatment. They will provide you with as accurate an estimate as possible about when your child can resume participation in their sport or other activity.
Concussion diagnosis & management
Simply put, a concussion is a brain injury. Concussions are often caused by blows to the head or a violent shaking motion. Concussions can cause headaches as well as problems with vision, balance and coordination. If your child receives a hard hit to the head during a sport or other activity, or if your child experiences headaches, vision problems, changes in behavior or coordination, or a loss of consciousness after a blow to the head, it is important to seek medical attention.
A provider in our office can diagnose a concussion and ensure there is not a more severe brain injury present. Our providers can also recommend and oversee treatment for concussions, and can advise on when a return to a sport or other activity is advisable.