In the United States, cheerleaders range in age from 6 through adulthood. However, no matter what the age or physical condition of the athlete, ligament, muscle and tissue injuries can occur during an awkward jump or stunt landing. Ankle injuries The most common injury in sports is a lateral ankle sprain. This injury occurs in […]
Cheerleading puts a lot of demand on a young athlete’s back due to repetitive maneuvers that require hyperextension of the back (such as back walkovers or back bends). 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 commonly […]
Congratulations Aledo Bearcat Kicker Chance Nevarez, you are the Children’s Medical Center Player of the Week for week 5! Chance’s play included kicking 11 extra points in a 77-16 win over South Hills. During this game, Chance set the Texas State Record for Career Consecutive Extra Points (116).
The fast pace and hard-hitting characteristics of ice hockey put players at risk for injuries sustained while hitting the boards, the ice and other players. Injuries are common, even in leagues where checking is not allowed. Following are the four most common ice hockey injuries. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the […]
Shoulder Injuries Shoulder injuries are common injuries in hockey. They most often are caused by the collision that is forced when one player drives another into thee boards or ice. Different types of injuries may occur. When to seek immediate medical care The following symptoms indicate a serious joint abnormality that requires immediate treatment or […]
Congratulations Bryan Hammond, RB of The Colony H.S., you are the Children’s Medical Center Player of the Week for week 4! Bryan’s play included 18 carries, 294 yards, and 6 touchdowns in a 62-14 win over Frisco Liberty. Bryan averages 9.7 yards per carry.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that occurs when the brain hits the inside of the skull. Most often this occurs due to a direct blow to the head, but concussions can also occur when the body is hit hard and the head snaps forward or backward. While concussions are typically not life threatening, […]
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends young athletes limit training in one sport to a maximum of five days a week, with at least one day off from organized physical activity. While a day of rest, using the correct gear, staying hydrated and following coaches rules will go a long way in keeping your young […]
Athletes are at risk of dehydration if they don’t get enough fluid to replace what is lost through the skin as sweat and through the lungs while breathing. Some of the sports where athletes are most vulnerable to dehydration are basketball and football. Ways to avoid dehydration: To prevent dehydration in young athletes, it’s important […]
A brachial plexus injury is the result of damage to the nerves linking the spine to the shoulder and is often caused by stretching the head away from the arm following a shoulder trauma. It’s important to know when to seek treatment for this injury and when it’s safe for a young athlete to return to play. […]