The fact that children in high school and younger still have open growth plates makes it more possible to have injuries that wouldn’t occur in adults, such as collegiate and pro athletes.
Before getting started with running, learn about proper shoe wear, have a good training plan and do cross-training.
You many have noticed that several of the U.S. Olympic swimmers and gymnasts are dotted with large, reddish-purple, perfectly circular spots. It’s not some new kind of sports tattoo. It’s the mark of a traditional Chinese therapy aimed at promoting healing: cupping.
We all know that nutrition is important for your child’s growth and development. But your child’s growth — particularly height — also depends on bone growth plates. When those growth plates become damaged through a sports-related injury or accident, they not only can be painful but also can affect how well and how long your … Read More
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Discover the best way to ease pain from a strained muscle, a sprained ligament, a headache, a sore back or an aching knee. Cleveland Clinic experts in sports medicine, neurology and rheumatology weigh in.
When you run, sharp pains or a burning sensation on the outside of the knee aren’t normal. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, you may have an overuse injury involving the illiotibial band (ITB). The ITB is a group of fibers along the outside of the thigh that help to stabilize the knee and hip when … Read More