Dealing With and Preventing Injuries

Dealing with Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Dealing with Osgood-Schlatter Disease Osgood-Schlatter disease is a very common cause of knee pain in children and young athletes usually between the ages of 11 and 14. It occurs due to a period of rapid growth, combined with a high level of sporting activity. These changes result in a pulling force from the patella (knee […]

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Dealing with Sever’s Disease

Dealing with Sever’s Disease Sever’s disease or calcaneal apophysitis is a very common cause of heel pain in children and adolescent athletes. It is most common between the ages of 8-14 years of age, especially during a period of rapid growth, combined with a high level of sporting activity. Sever’s disease is more likely in […]

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Dealing with Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries

What is an MCL injury? An MCL injury is a sprain or tear to the medial collateral ligament. The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is one of four ligaments that are critical to the stability of the knee joint. It spans the distance from the end of the femur (thigh bone) to the top of the […]

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