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Prevention and Treatment of Hand Injuries

Kids are especially susceptible to hand injuries while playing sports.   Here are some prevention and treatment tips.

Sore Muscle Help

Brooke de Lench, author and founder of MomsTeam, talks about Boiron's Arnicare line.

ACL Reconstruction Using Cadaver Replacement Ligaments Not Best Choice For Young Athletes, Study Says

Reconstructive ACL surgery on young athletes using replacement ligaments from cadavers have high failure rate.

Overuse Injury Epidemic Result Of Year-Round Play, Too Many Teams At Same Time

Early specialization and playing on a select or travel team take their toll on a child's growing bones, joints, and muscles. Prior to high school, most children are simply not physically mature enough to handle the stress that playing a single sport on a year-round or nearly year-round basis places on their bodies.

Musculoskelatal Injuries Common in Youth Sports

Most of the injuries kids suffer in sports are to their muscles, joints and bones in the form of strains, sprains and fractures. Many are the result of overuse and thus are preventable.

ACL Injuries: Female Athletes At Increased Risk

Women and girls are more prone to ACL injuries than men and boys but the risk can be reduced if athletes perform warm-up, stretching, strengthening, plyometric, and sport-specific agility exercises before sports.

Overuse Injuries in Youth Sports Result of Competitive Culture

Overuse injuries have become commonplace among young athletes in the last decade (although "Little League elbow" has been a problem for decades). They are not the kind suffered by children and adolescents engaging in free play or "pick up" games, but are clearly a product of the organized youth sports boom. The damage to hard and soft tissues resulting from undetected, unreported and often untreated overuse injuries can be permanent and lead to problems later in life, such as arthritis.

Study Identifies Activities with Largest Number of Musculoskelatal Injuries Among Children

Bicycles, basketball, football and roller sports top the list of eight recreational activities with the largest number of musculoskeletal injuries among children ages 5-14 years, a study shows.

Muscle, Tendon Strains: Symptoms, Types, Severity and Treatment

A strain is a twist, pull and/or tear of a muscle and/or tendon. Tendons are fibrous cords of tissue that attach muscles to bone. Strains and sprains are among the most common sports injuries.

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