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Athletic Shoes

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.

Fitness for Kids

Regular physical activity produces several physical, psychological, and social benefits for children. Click here for tips on helping your child stay active.

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

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.

Juvenile Arthritis

Juvenile arthritis is the most common type of arthritis in children, and it affects nearly 250,000 children under 16 years old. Learn about the three main types of this autoimmune disease and ways it can be treated.

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.

Muscle Cramp

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.

Physical Activity for Children

Regular physical activity produces several physical, psychological, and social benefits for children. Click here for tips on helping your child stay active.

Sports Hernia (Athletic Pubalgia)

Sports activities that involve a sudden change of direction and intense twisting movements can cause a tear in the soft tissue of the lower abdomen or groin called a sports hernia. Without treatment, this injury can result in chronic pain that prevents the athlete from recovering and returning to sports activities.

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.

Throwing Injuries in the Elbow in Children

For young athletes, throwing injuries in the elbow that are left untreated can lead to complicated conditions. Read about the warning signs and treatment options for throwing injuries of the elbow.