More running-related injuries reported in children

If you have young children, you're probably used to treating bumps and bruises.

But doctors say parents need to watch out for an injury that's on the rise.

With spring now here, many people feel the urge to get out and run.

However, a new study shows when it comes to kids, they need more guidance on how run safely.

The number of running-related injuries suffered by American youth increased 34 percent between 1994 and 2007.

According to researchers at the Nationwide Children's Hospital, more than 225,340 young runners visited an emergency room during the 13-year study period, with the number of injuries rising almost every year.

But they also got less of those illnesses during early elementary school versus the kids who stayed at home.

The youngest kids, aged 6 to 14 were most likely to fall while running at school. Teens 15 to 18 were more likely to get hurt while running in the street or at a sports center.

Encouraging kids to get out and run is not only a great way to keep them active-- it also keeps their weight in check. But make sure they stay safe by teaching them the proper way to run.


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