As sports participation increases so too does the incidence of overuse injuries. The immature skeleton is particularly at risk for injury due to the presence of growth cartilage (epiphyseal plate, joint surface and apophysis). For example, apophyseal injuries occurs when growth cartilage is unable to meet the activity demands under conditions of inadequate rest and
Growing Pains in Kids Approximately 40% of today’s adolescent population are active daily and participating in sports and recreational activities. Being active often means being healthy, so why are growing pains so often experienced? The term “growing pains” (GP) is used often to describe persistent discomfort in children with an unexplained origin. Research has shown no link between
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