Each month, these experts deliver the latest news right to your inbox. It’s all designed to keep your serious athlete strong, healthy and in the game. Inside each e-newsletter, you’ll find seasonal sports health tips,injury prevention resources, videos, recipes and more!
Little League Elbow (also known as Medial Epicondylitis) is a painful inflammation of the bony bump on the inside of the elbow.
Foot and Ankle
An ankle sprain is a stretching or tearing of the ligaments. Signs of an ankle injury include pain, swelling or trouble walking. This often happens after an injury that involves twisting or rolling of the ankle. Sprains can often be treated at home, but a doctor may need to be seen if symptoms remain.
A foot sprain is a stretching or tearing of the ligaments that connect the bones of the foot. A foot strain is a stretching or tearing of the tendons and muscles in the foot.
Plantar fasciitis occurs when a broad band of tissue located on the bottom of the foot becomes painful and irritated.
Sever’s disease is a painful condition of the heel that occurs in growing children. It happens when the tendon that attaches to the back of the heel (the Achilles tendon) pulls on the growth plate (the apophysis) of the bone of the heel (the calcaneus).
Cauliflower ear is the result of a direct blow to the outer ear. Blood or other fluids fill the space in between and disrupts normal blood flow. Without adequate blood flow, the cartilage is starved of vital nutrients.
Contusions, or bruises, are one of the most common types of injuries occurring in active children. A contusion is caused by a direct blow to the body that can cause damage to the surface of the skin and to deeper tissues as well.
A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon, the tough fibrous tissues that connects muscle to bone.
Exercise-induced asthma, also known as EIA, is defined as breathing difficulty that is triggered by increased activity. Symptoms of exercise-induced asthma include chest tightness, coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing.
In this Helping Hand™ document, we discuss injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL is one of four main ligaments in the knee. Surgery to rebuild the ACL is called arthroscopic ACL reconstruction. It usually takes 6 to 9 months of recovery before returning to normal activities.
Knee sprains can be significant injuries that occur from a stretch or tear of the ligaments in and around the knee.
The meniscus are two pieces of cartilage located in the knee joint that are responsible for cushioning and adding stability to the knee.
Osgood-Schlatter's Disease is one of the most common causes of knee pain in active children.
A patellar subluxation means that the kneecap has briefly slid out of its normal place in the groove at the center of the bottom end of the thigh bone.
Patellar Tendinitis is inflammation of the patellar tendon located directly below the knee cap.
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis is inflammation of the rotator cuff muscles tendons surrounding the shoulder joint.
A strain of the thigh/hip is a stretching or tearing of a muscle and is commonly referred to as a “pulled muscle.”