For children and teenagers in the U.S., sports injuries are becoming more common. Each year, more than 3 million sports-related injuries requiring medical attention occur in children under the age of 15. As more youths are involved in the same sport year-round, many young athletes are developing overuse injuries. Overuse injuries typically occur over time with prolonged, repeated motion or contact. Overuse injuries range from chronic muscle strains to stress fractures.
Overuse injuries are likely to occur in competitive sports, most commonly baseball, basketball, running, and swimming. Any recreational activity that includes repetitive motion has the potential to cause an overuse injury. The forearm and hand are common areas for overuse injuries in sports that require gripping, such as golf and tennis. Sports that involve throwing typically cause overuse injuries to the shoulder and elbow, whereas running and jumping sports most often strain the leg, knee, ankle or foot.
When a child is not accustomed to an activity and starts doing it on a regular basis, overuse injuries can occur. Additionally, more youth today are practicing one sport at an early age and training year-round. As competition and seasons expand to year-round, the two or three-sport young athlete appears to be a thing of the past.
When an overuse injury is present, seeking treatment is important. Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation offers treatment for a variety of youth sports injuries, including overuse injuries. We offer pain management, chiropractic care, physical therapy and acupuncture in one location for the convenience of our patients. If you have been injured, it is essential to seek out an experienced professional, like a chiropractor, to diagnose the injury and design a plan of care. At Monmouth Pain, our staff is a team of professionals ready to help you get moving again and recover from an injury.
Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Sports Injury Treatment
The integrated, multi-disciplinary care for sports injuries in our Lacey, Freehold, Wall, and Shrewsbury NJ offices is a new type of treatment: this system ensures that pain management and rehabilitation practices are more effective through the collaborative and cooperative effort of a team of highly experienced professionals.
Please contact our office at 732-345-1377 or complete the form above to learn more about treatment for sports injuries in Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, & Lacey New Jersey.
Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Shrewsbury
174 Patterson Ave
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Wall
1985 NJ-34 Bldg A
Wall, NJ 07719
Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Lacey
747 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731
Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Freehold
20 Thoreau Dr
Freehold, NJ 07728