Should My Child Play a Fall Sport?

A new fall sports season is so close, we can almost feel the fall breeze if we close our eyes and imagine!

Therefore, since we are getting close to the start of another sports season, our team at AFC Urgent Care Southcenter wants to inform you on not only the benefits of playing sports, but also the injuries to watch out for this fall sports season.

How Can My Child Benefit From Playing Sports?

There are a ton of benefits to participating in sports, particularly those involving a team. Your child will benefit from increased physical activity, which helps promote a healthy mind and body.

But beyond those basic benefits, sports also teach kids important lessons that can benefit them for life, such as how to work as a team, how to handle failure and adversity, and how to problem-solve.

Common Fall Sports

  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

How Common Are Sports Injuries?

There are millions of American kids playing sports, and physical activity brings with it the chance of injury. Each year, more than 1.35 million children living in the United States experience a sports-related injury.

While most of these injuries tend to be strains, sprains and fractures, there are other injuries that young athletes need to watch out for when hitting the field this fall.

Common Fall Sports Injuries

  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golf elbow
  • Hamstring strain
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Groin pull
  • Concussion

Does your young athlete need a sports physical? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Southcenter today. No appointment is necessary.



3700 Cahaba Beach Road Birmingham, AL 35242

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Our mission is to provide the best healthcare possible in a kind and caring environment, in an economical manner, while respecting the rights of all of our patients, at times and locations convenient to the patient.

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