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Will Playing Through the Pain Hurt Your Child?

Did you watch the Olympics? Families all over the world came together to watch their favorite athletes compete for gold. These performances were often breathtaking and inspiring, but a few were harrowing. Did you cheer on an Olympian that played on even after they became injured? Would you do the same for your child when they are playing sports? If you answered yes to these questions, then a new study might come as a shock to your system. Why Is Playing Through the Pain a Bad Idea? Tradition has dictated that athletes should suck it up and play through their physical pains. However, athletic organizations have started to see the flaw in this logic. These sports leagues are now telling young athletes not to play through the pain, especially when it comes to symptoms of concussions. But would you believe that these organizations never had scientific data to back up…
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