During the winter months, I see many young athletes who have long-lasting pain and problems from injuries that happened during the summer and fall. In a lot of these cases, the time to recover from the injury could have been much faster if it had been addressed right away.

Injuries are common in young athletes, especially sprains and strains. As an athletic trainer with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Sports Medicine Program, I try to help patients and their families understand how important it is to treat sprains and strains right from the start.

To learn more, watch the video above featuring me and Mike McElroy, MS, LAT, talking about how we care for young athletes with sprains and strains.

Kyle Scharer, MS, LAT– Kyle Scharer, MS, LAT, athletic trainer, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Kyle is a nationally certified and state-licensed athletic trainer in the Sports Medicine Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association.

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