Sports participation is an excellent way for your child to learn teamwork and get lots of physical activity. But due to the nature of many sports, injuries are a common part of participation. At Argyle Pediatrics in Argyle, Texas, Carrie Jones, MD, offers diagnostic and treatment services to address sports injuries, like muscle sprains, dehydration, and concussions. Find out more about sports-related injuries by calling the office or using the online booking feature to make an appointment.
Dr. Jones diagnoses and treats a variety of sports-related injuries in school-aged children. Some of the most common injuries she sees include:
Dr. Jones can also evaluate children who suffer trauma to their head that may result in a concussion.
A concussion is an injury that occurs from a blow to the head from another person, when they hit their head on something, or even from a quick turn of the head.
Symptoms of a concussion may include:
Children with a concussion may also suffer mental confusion and find it difficult to answer basic questions.
Dr. Jones can evaluate your child’s condition following a head injury. If she confirms a concussion, she recommends plenty of rest and may suggest certain limitations, including no sports or strenuous activities.
Your child may also need to alter their school participation for a period of time to allow the brain to rest and heal properly. Dr. Jones can provide you and your child’s school with the necessary recommendations to ensure a full recovery.
Depending on the nature of the injury, Dr. Jones provides comprehensive care to ensure your child is safe and healthy. She can diagnose many sports-related injuries in her office, and if your child needs additional treatment from a specialist, Dr. Jones can coordinate that care.
If the injury relates to a fracture, broken bone, or muscle tear, Dr. Jones can refer you to a specialist for further care.
For muscle strains and sprains, Dr. Jones can evaluate your child’s condition and recommend treatments like over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers and anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, or plenty of rest.
If your child is dehydrated, they should limit their activities and drink lots of fluids. In cases where dehydration is severe, especially in young children, Dr. Jones may recommend hospitalization. During their stay, your child receives fluids through intravenous (IV) lines to prevent additional medical complications, such as kidney problems, and seizures.