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Reasons Why Swimmers Get MCL Knee Sprains

A common sudden injury in breaststroke swimmers is a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprain, which occurs when the knee is forced inward during a breaststroke kick. The breaststroke kick carries a whip-like motion that moves starting at the core down through the legs. Overuse, inadequate warm up, and strength and flexibility imbalance of the hip are a few […]

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Spondylolysis in Young Athletes: Know the Signs

Sports such as cheerleading and swimming put a lot of demand on a young athlete’s back due to repetitive maneuvers that require hyperextension and quick changes of direction. Hyperextension occurs when joints, tendons or muscles are extended beyond their normal limit or range. Some injuries due to hyperextension of the back occur suddenly, and are […]

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Swimmers’ Health: 2 Overuse Shoulder Injuries

Swimming can lead to overuse injuries in the arms, elbows and shoulders. Overuse injuries tend to occur when tissue, such as muscles and tendons, is damaged by repetitive motion activities. Without adequate time for recovery, the tissue cannot adapt to the demands placed on it and further damage is likely. Some common overuse shoulder injuries […]

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Devin Ozigbo of Sachse H.S. — POTW (Week 11)

Congratulations Sachse running back Devin Ozigbo, you are the Children’s Medical Center Player of the Week for week 11! Devine had 183 yards rushing for 3 touchdowns, 41 yards receiving for 1 touchdown. His game winning 15 yard touchdown run with only 27 seconds left gave Sachse a 63-56 bi-district playoff victory.

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4 Tips to Prevent or Lessen Exercise-Induced Asthma

Approximately nine million children in the United States have asthma and experience the wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath or chest tightness that comes with it. Most children with a history of asthma will experience exercise-induced asthma (EIA); however, this doesn’t mean they shouldn’t participate in sports. With the right plan and medicines, many children with […]

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Basketball: Know What to Do When Your Athlete Has an Ankle or Knee Injury

According to the National Athletic Trainers Association, ankle/foot injuries are received by approximately 35% of high school basketball players and knee injuries by approximately 11%. Following are some tips on what to know if your child has an ankle or knee injury. Ankle Injuries Ankle sprains are the most common basketball injury and often occur as […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Basketball Safety

Basketball is the sport of choice for millions of children. Fifteen percent (in the 5-15 age range) encounter a sport-related injury or health risk. Following are the most common basketball injuries and health risks requiring treatment. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the danger signs and promote safety. Asthma Sports requiring continuous […]

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