Select Issues in Pain Management for the Youth and Adolescent Athlete

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: September 2020 – Volume 52 – Issue 9 – p 2037-2046 doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002333

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The American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine released a document “to help the team physician improve the care of the athlete by understanding how to manage types of pain, including acute and chronic pain, in young athletes (i.e., ages 10–18 yr). These strategies are most likely to be applied to high school athletes, but may also be seen in collegiate athletic populations.” The document describes epidemiology; types of pain, diagnosis, and treatment; and psychological issues in managing pain in youth and adolescent athletes.

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