Question:My eight-year-old daughter is involved in gymnastics at a competitive level. She hurt her wrist and continues to complain of pain, especially during floor exercises. The X-rays were normal, and she has full motion at the wrist. Can she safely continue to practice?
Some additional tests may be required. In young gymnasts with wrist injuries, the growth plate at the end of the wrist bones may be injured. This will not show up on a plain X-ray and could require a bone scan or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Bring your concerns to your doctor's attention.
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