Tag Archives: sports injuries

Recommendations Steer Doctors Away from Opioids in Adolescent Athletes

INDIANAPOLIS — A team physician consensus statement was released on August 27 by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and five other professional sports medicine organizations sharing guidelines to identify and manage pain in athletes ages 10 to 18. It urges team physicians and pediatricians to use nonpharmacologic treatments …

Remember, Competition Is Tough On A Kid

By Paul Peavy

I was watching a college basketball game on TV about a month ago. A few extra curricular elbows and shoves were getting thrown around when the commentator said, “They need to remember that this is just a game.”

Obviously, something has stuck with me about that simple statement …

Out Cold—The Real Danger Of Concussions

There are 3.8 million concussions in the U.S. every year, and many of them happen as a result of youth sports-related injuries.

In recent years, the true danger of any sort of concussion, from serious to mild, has become more widely recognized among healthcare professionals. Concussions can have a longer, …