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Low Back Strain

A low back strain is a stretch or tear of a muscle in the lower back that hold the vertebrae in its proper place.

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Spondylolysthesis/Spondylolysis

Spondylolysthesis and Spondylolysis are common causes of low back pain in adolescents.

Elbow

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Little League Elbow

Little League Elbow (also known as Medial Epicondylitis) is a painful inflammation of the bony bump on the inside of the elbow.

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Bursitis

A bursa can become swollen or irritated when muscles or tendons become tight and increase the pressure over the bursa.

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Osteochondritis Dissecans

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) is a condition in which a piece of cartilage and the underlying bone separate.

Foot and Ankle

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Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain is a stretching or tearing of the ligaments in the ankle. Signs of an ankle injury include pain, swelling or trouble walking. Often this happens after an injury that involves twisting or rolling of the ankle.

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Foot Sprain or Strain

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.

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Osteochondritis Dissecans

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) is a condition in which a piece of cartilage and the underlying bone separate.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis occurs when a broad band of tissue located on the bottom of the foot becomes painful and irritated.

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Sever's Disease

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).

General

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Cauliflower Ear

Cauliflower ear is the result of a direct blow to the outer ear.

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Contusions Bruises

Contusions, or bruises, are one of the most common types of injuries occurring in active children.

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Sprains

There are three types of sprains, which range from mild (Grade I) to severe (Grade III).

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Strains

A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon, the tough fibrous tissues that connects muscle to bone.

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Exercised Induced Asthma (EIA)

Difficulty breathing triggered by increased activity. There are many factors that contribute to EIA.

Hand

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Wrist and Hand Sprains

A sprain of the wrist or hand is a stretching or tearing of the ligaments which connect the bones together and provide stability.

Head

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Concussion Signs and Symptoms

Learn how to tell if an athlete sustained a concussion.

Knee

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

The anterior cruciate ligament is one of four main ligaments in the knee. Learn more about this injury and how it is treated. 

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Bursitis

A bursa can become swollen or irritated when muscles or tendons become tight and increase the pressure over the bursa.

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Hamstring Strain

A hamstring strain is a stretching or tearing of the hamstring muscles located in the back of the thigh.

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

The Iliotibial Band (IT Band) is an extension of muscle located on the outside of the thigh. IT Band syndrome is a painful condition caused by overuse.

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Knee Sprain

Knee sprains can be significant injuries that occur from a stretch or tear of the ligaments in and around the knee.

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Meniscus Injuries

The meniscus are two pieces of cartilage located in the knee joint that are responsible for cushioning and adding stability to the knee.

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Osgood-Schlatter's Disease

Osgood-Schlatter's Disease is one of the most common causes of knee pain in active children.

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Osteochondritis Dissecans

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) is a condition in which a piece of cartilage and the underlying bone separate.

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Patellar Subluxation

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.

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Patellar Tendinitis

Patellar Tendinitis is inflammation of the patellar tendon located directly below the knee cap.

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Patellofemoral Pain

Patellofemoral pain is when there is pain in the soft tissue of the knee and around the patella (kneecap).

Lower Leg

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Shin Splints

Shin splints are a painful condition that affects the front and/or sides of the lower leg.

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Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is an overuse injury resulting from repetitive forces that are directed to weight bearing bones.

Shoulder

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Bursitis

A bursa can become swollen or irritated when muscles or tendons become tight and increase the pressure over the bursa.

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Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis is inflammation of the rotator cuff muscles tendons surrounding the shoulder joint.

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Shoulder Sprain

A shoulder sprain is a stretching or tearing of the Acromioclavicular (AC) ligament. This is located where your collar bone and shoulder meet, often called the AC joint.

Thigh

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Hamstring Strain

A hamstring strain is a stretching or tearing of the hamstring muscles located in the back of the thigh.

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

The Iliotibial Band (IT Band) is an extension of muscle located on the outside of the thigh. IT Band syndrome is a painful condition caused by overuse.

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Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is an overuse injury resulting from repetitive forces that are directed to weight bearing bones.

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Thigh and Hip Strains

A strain of the thigh/hip is a stretching or tearing of a muscle and is commonly referred to as a “pulled muscle.”

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Bursitis

A bursa can become swollen or irritated when muscles or tendons become tight and increase the pressure over the bursa.