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When should a young athlete see a sports medicine physician?

A young athlete should see a sports medicine physician whenever he or she has an illness or injury that is not improving after three or four days. A sports medicine specialist can help determine if an injury is just sore or is truly serious. Sports medicine specialists are experts at return to play decisions.

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