The running shoes you wear can affect your running form and your chances of sustaining a foot or ankle injury. Learn which type and style of shoe is right for you.
Childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term effects on a child’s health and well-being. Children that are overweight during childhood are more likely to become obese when they reach adulthood. Read more for tips on preventing childhood obesity and how to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
Growth Plate Fractures
Growth plates are areas of cartilage located near the ends of bones. Click here to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of growth plate fractures.
Healthy Bones at Every Age
No matter what age you are, adequate calcium intake and regular exercise can limit bone loss and increase bone strength. Click here to learn how to keep bones strong and healthy.
Heat illness is the accumulation of body heat that results when the body’s ability to cool itself is overwhelmed. Know the risk factors and prevent heat illness.
High School Sports Injuries
Uneven growth patterns in young athletes make them more susceptible to muscle, tendon, and growth plate injuries. Learn the different types of injuries that occur in high school athletes and how you can prevent them this season.
Muscle Contusion (Bruise)
Muscle contusions, also known as bruises, are very common in sports and occur when a part of the body takes a blow. The underlying muscle fibers and connective tissues are crushed, but the skin is not broken. To learn more about contusions and how to treat them, click the link below.
A cramp is an involuntary contraction of a muscle, and it can affect any skeletal muscle. There is no specific cause for cramping, but some factors can put you at higher risk of getting cramps more often.
The sports concussion has become a significant problem, affecting about 200,000 people in the United States every year. Recognizing the signs of concussions and receiving proper treatment is critical, especially in younger athletes. Read more about the signs and symptoms here.
Sprains, Strains, and Other Soft Tissue Injuries
Sprains and strains, common soft-tissue injuries, are categorized into two basic groups: acute injuries and overuse injuries. To learn more about the different categories and how to prevent both, click on the link below.