The overriding treatment of children with sports injuries is as given under Rehabilitation of children and adolescents in general “active rest” with increasing load within the pain threshold.
In general, medicinal treatment of sports injuries in children is by and large never warranted. Almost all forms of medicinal treatment have a pain reducing effect which will allow the athlete to continue the (over)load, and thereby entail an increased risk of aggravating the injury if the athlete is not controlled very closely. It is only in a very few cases that medicinal treatment is warranted, and in these rare cases, the treatment must be prescribed by a physician.
If further information is desired on medicinal treatment of sports injuries in adults, please refer to SportNetDoc’s section on Medicinal treatment in general of adult athletes.