When is an Injury Really an Injury?

Sometimes it’s hard to know when an injury is really an injury or simply some soreness and fatigue from exertion. Sports and physical activity can take its toll on young bodies, and adolescents are often shy about speaking up if something hurts for fear of losing playing time or letting others down. This lecture will review common injuries seen in young athletes and provide simple strategies to treat them at home. We will also clarify the different situations when these injuries would require further medical intervention.

Kerry Waple is the Sports Medicine Coordinator and Senior Athletic Trainer for Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She received her bachelor’s degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and her master’s degree from the University of Virginia.