Injuries affecting young athletes

Chondromalacia patella

Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia patella (CMP) is damage to the articular cartilage under the kneecap. Symptoms are similar to patellofemoral pain as the kneecap rubs on the bone underneath causing swelling and pain. Chondromalacia patella symptoms Symptoms are similar to that of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Pain and swelling at the front of the knee, especially over and around the …

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Sever's disease

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease, also called calcaneal apophysitis is an overuse injury and a common cause of pain at the back of the heel in children aged 8 to 15 years. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment, as well as how to manage training for young athletes who suffer with it. Sever’s disease symptoms Sever’s …

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Osgood schlatters disease

Osgood Schlatter Disease

Do you suffer from Osgood Schlatter Disease? It doesn’t have to be the end of your sporting career. With proper treatment and adapting your training, it can be managed successfully. Osgood Schlatter disease symptoms Osgood Schlatter disease or Osgood Schlatter lesion is a very common cause of knee pain in children between the ages of …

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Distal radius epiphysis

Distal Radial Epiphysis Injury

A distal radial epiphysis injury is an injury to the growth plate at the wrist end of the radius bone in the forearm. It mostly affects young athletes and is most often caused by overuse. Resting and changing training accordingly can help, although activities that exacerbate wrist pain should be stopped. Symptoms Symptoms include wrist …

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Hip joint Perthes disease

Perthes’ Disease

Perthes’ disease affects children, most commonly boys aged between four and ten years old, but can also occasionally occur in younger children and teenagers. Tiredness and groin pain are two common symptoms, and they may have a noticeable limp. Medical help is needed to diagnose this condition as early as possible to try to prevent …

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Tarsal bones - tarsal coalition

Tarsal Coalition

Tarsal coalition is a fusion or sticking together of the tarsal bones in the foot. The tarsals are 7 bones located at the back of the foot. It is a congenital disease meaning you are born with it. Midfoot pain may appear in adolescents with this condition, but symptoms may not show until later in …

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Causes of Back Pain in Children

Back pain in children can stem from fairly innocuous, non-specific causes – such as growing pains, an insufficient backpack, poor posture, or even playing video games for prolonged periods. However, outside of these causes, and any other easily determinable cause such as a minor sporting injury, back pain in kids can indicate underlying issues that …

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