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Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist

Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C.

Sports Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Lawrenceville, NJ

Children in the United States experience more than 3.5 million sports injuries each year. The pediatric sports medicine specialists at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, diagnose and treat the full spectrum of children’s sports injuries. If your child needs pediatric sports medicine, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Pediatric Sports Medicine Q & A

What is pediatric sports medicine?

Pediatric sports medicine focuses on evaluating, treating, and preventing activity-related injuries and illnesses in children and teenagers. 

The caring and highly skilled team at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. provides younger patients with the specialized sports medicine they need to get back to the activities they love.

Why should my child see a pediatric sports medicine specialist?

The team at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. understands that children aren’t just small adults and therefore can’t be treated the same. Young children may have difficulty communicating their symptoms, so it’s important to see a sports medicine specialist who knows what to look for.

Additionally, children and adolescents who are still growing may experience growth plate injuries. The growth plate is the area of bone that’s still developing. A fracture in your child’s arm or leg may involve a growth plate injury.

What conditions does a pediatric sports medicine specialist treat?

The pediatric sports medicine team at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. treats a broad range of illnesses and injuries, from concussions that occur on the playground to elbow pain from Little League. Common children’s sports injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Heat illness
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
  • Cartilage injuries

They also address any concerns you or your child may have regarding nutrition or sports supplements. 

A common problem that affects active teenage girls is the female athlete triad, which involves low energy with or without disordered eating, irregular or absent menstrual periods, and poor bone density.

What should I expect from a pediatric sports medicine visit?

First, the team at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. reviews your child’s symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam. They may do a comprehensive functional evaluation, which identifies biomechanical imbalances that can lead to pain and injury.

Then, they create a personalized treatment plan based on your child’s specific needs. They use state-of-the-art equipment and technology to provide the highest level of pediatric sports medicine, including concussion management, fracture and dislocation care, and on-site musculoskeletal ultrasound.

If you’re looking for a pediatric sports medicine specialist, call Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C., or schedule an appointment online today.