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cheerleading safety

Repeated Hyperextension Causes Back Pain in Cheerleaders

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 […]

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Shoulder and Knee Injuries in Young Athletes

When to Seek Medical Care for Young Athletes With Joint Injuries

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 […]

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Dehydration in Young Athletes: Prevention, Signs and Treatment

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 […]

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Football Player

Brachial Plexus Injury: When Is it Safe to Return to Sports?

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. […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Football Safety

New rules and better equipment have improved football safety; however, about one in three youth football players still suffers an injury each year. Following are the four most common football injuries. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the danger signs and what you should know if the injury needs medical attention. Concussion […]

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