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Children and Healthcare : Childhood Injuries, Poisons, and Burns : Children's Health : Muscle and Joint Injuries

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    • Avoiding Joint Injuries

      Common injuries include a twisted ankle, sprained wrist, overextended elbow and damaged knee ligaments. Fortunately, you can take steps to help prevent joint damage.

    • Nursemaid's Elbow

      Nursemaid's elbow occurs when the radius—one of the bones in the forearm—slips out of place from where it normally attaches to the elbow joint.

    • Sprains and Strains in Children

      Strains, sprains, and bruises make up the majority of sports injuries. Treatment for a strain or sprain depends on the child's age and the extent of the injury.

    • Sprains, Strains, Breaks: What’s the Difference?

      If you've sprained your ankle, you know what pain is. But maybe that "sprain" was a "strain" or possibly even a "break." The amount of pain in each case can be virtually equal.

    • Tennis Elbow

      Tennis elbow is a repetitive stress injury of the elbow that occurs when the muscles and tendons in the elbow area are torn or damaged.