Athletes know the unmistakable “pop” when they’ve torn their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The injury can put a quick end to the season — and sometimes requires surgery and extensive rehabilitation.
Cheerleading is evolving into a more athletic and competitive sport for many schools. Unfortunately, while overall injury rates among cheerleaders are lower than most other high school sports, the injuries that do occur tend to be more severe.
In basketball and in all sports, it’s important to take the time to warm up and stretch before each practice and every game.
Overuse injuries are one of the most common causes of injuries in pediatric and adolescent athletes. Up to half of all injuries seen in pediatric sports medicine are related to overuse.
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