Sports: Signs of Medical Emergencies




There are some signs of an emergency, such as a joint or bone that is clearly broken or dislocated; inability to support any weight on affected area; extreme pain that is progressively getting worse; paralysis, tingling, or numbness; and unsteady breathing or pulse.

Dr. Michael Swartzon, Primary Care Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Physician with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says none of the games in Miami Dade can start without the physician being present, so there is someone there to help you or the coaches or the athletic training staff and parents decide if this person is okay to go back or not.

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