Community Health Network's medical professionals and athletic trainers can help treat and offer consultation for a variety of common pediatric sports injuries, including ACL injuries, concussions, arm, neck and shoulder injuries, knee, foot and ankle injuries, and back pain. Read below to learn more about these sports injuries and how they affect child and teen athletes.
An anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injury is a tear in one of the knee ligaments that joins the upper leg bone with the lower leg bone. The ACL keeps the knee stable. ACL injuries in sports can range from a mild tear to severe ligament separation.* Learn more about ACL injuries >>
A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head. Signs and symptoms can show up right after the injury or may not appear to be noticed until days or weeks after the injury. If your child reports any symptoms or if you notice the symptoms yourself, seek medical attention right away. Learn more about signs and symptoms of concussions >>
The most common cause of spinal pain is sprain/strain of soft tissues. Any severe pain generally eases in a few hours or a day at the most. Mild to moderate discomfort could linger for up to 8-10 weeks. Learn more about back pain and ways to relieve it >>