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Health Tip: Recognize Overuse Injuries in Kids

What to look for

(HealthDay News) -- Children who frequently play sports may be at risk for an overuse injury.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says it may be a red flag if your child demonstrates:

  • Pain that gets worse with activity. The pain can't be linked to a specific injury.
  • Swelling.
  • Loss of interest in sports practice.
  • Change in form or technique.

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