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  • Racquet Sports (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Racquet sports (tennis, racquetball, squash, badminton, and paddle tennis) are sports of speed and agility and involve athletes of all ages.

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  • Rowing (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Rowing is a lifelong, year-round sport that requires dedication and intense training. Rowing on the water, an ergometer, and indoor water tanks along with weight training and running are integral parts of training. In high school and college

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  • Running (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Running, as a sport, can involve a number of different forms, including the following:

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  • Safe Weight Loss and Weight Gain (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Many athletes actively seek changes in body weight in hopes of improving athletic performance. In some sports, such as wrestling, gymnastics, dancing, and running, athletes and coaches associate optimal performance with a relatively low body

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  • Sever's Disease (Care of the Young Athlete)

    The calcaneal apophysis is a growth center where the Achilles tendon and the plantar fascia attach to the heel. It first appears in children aged 7 to 8 years. By ages 12 to 14 years the growth center matures and fuses to the heel bone.

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  • Shin Pain and Athletes

    Shin pain occurs most frequently in athletes involved in running, jumping, or high-impact sports. Shin pain can be caused by shin splints (also called medial tibial stress syndrome), a stress fracture of the tibia or fibula, or compartment syndrome.

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  • Shoulder Impingement (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Shoulder impingement is an overuse injury that causes achy pain on the front or side of the shoulder. The pain is felt most when the arm is overhead or extended to the side. Shoulder impingement also is called rotator cuff tendonitis, subacromial

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  • Skateboarding and In-line Skating (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Although skateboarding and in-line skating were once considered extreme sports, they are now both very common activities for children. Skateboarding and in-line skating involve street skating (using public areas such as sidewalks, steps, handrails,

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  • Skiing and Snowboarding (Care of the Young Athlete)

    As winter sports are gaining in popularity, young children are hitting the slopes to learn skiing and snowboarding. However, not every young child may be prepared for the experience. Your child's age, strength, and ability to cooperate are a

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  • Skin Conditions and Sports Participation (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Most skin conditions do not affect sports participation. As a general rule, young people with skin conditions should be allowed to participate in sports as long as there is no risk of blood or body fluid coming into contact with other athletes.

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