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Common Sports Injuries

  
      The following references were compiled by performing a search of the Mayo Clinic web site:

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  • Sprains and strains  Sprains and strains — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment, prevention of ligament and muscle damage.
  • Knee pain  — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this common joint condition.
  • Water on the knee  — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of knee fluid buildup.
  • Neck pain — Comprehensive overview covers causes of neck pain and neck pain relief options.
Diseases/disorders
  • Peripheral neuropathy — Comprehensive overview covers diagnosis, causes and treatment of this often painful disorder.
  • Bursitis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this painful joint area inflammation.
Head injuries
  • Intracranial hematoma  — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of this serious complication of head trauma.
  • Concussion  — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment of this common brain injury.
Chronic, serious pain
  • Sciatica  — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of this acute back, pelvic and leg pain.
  • Growing pains — Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatment of this childhood leg pain.
  • Leg swelling — Overview covers definition, possible causes of swollen legs and ankles.
  • Sprained ankle — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment for this common ankle injury.
  • Shin splints — Comprehensive overview covers causes, treatment and prevention for pain along the shinbone.
  • Dislocated shoulder — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment of this shoulder injury.
  • Dislocation — Comprehensive overview covers causes, treatment of this injury to hip, knee, other joints.
Fractures and separations require immediate attention
  • Greenstick fractures — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this childhood bone injury.
  • Stress fractures — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment and prevention of this common overuse injury.
  • Broken arm — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this common fracture.
  • Broken wrist/broken hand — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, diagnosis, treatment of these types of fractures.
  • Hip fracture — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, complications, treatment, prevention of a broken hip.
  • Broken wrist/broken hand — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, diagnosis, treatment of these types of fractures.

  • Broken leg — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this type of fracture.
  • Broken nose — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatments of a nasal fracture.
  • Separated shoulder — Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatment of this shoulder injury.
Chronic, painful injuries
  • Rheumatoid arthritis — Comprehensive overview covers signs, symptoms and treatment of this inflammatory arthritis.
  • Arthritis — Comprehensive overview covers arthritis symptoms, arthritis treatment and types of arthritis.
  • Elbow pain Symptom — Overview covers definition, possible causes of this symptom.
  • Bone spurs — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of projections along edges of bones.
Treatments
  • Cortisone shots — Comprehensive overview covers definition, risks, results of cortisone injections.
Recommended Reading:


Nutrition for Children - Pediatrics Proper nutrition in childhood can reinforce lifelong eating habits that contribute to your children's overall well being and help them to grow up to their full potential.

Pediatrics – Nutrition & Fitness for Life | Boston Medical Center The Department of Pediatrics' Nutrition & Fitness for Life (NFL) Program is an innovative clinical and community-centered obesity prevention and treatment.

Pediatric Nutrition Handbook - AAP eBooks All the latest and best in nutrition support—in one place for quick and easy access! Prepared by the AAP Committee on Nutrition.

AAP Children's Health Topics: Sports Participation  Each issue of Sports Shorts, published by American Academy of Pediatrics, examines a single sports related condition.

Intensive Training and Sports Specialization in Young Athletes AAP Policy Statement

Organized Sports for Children and Preadolescents AAP Policy Statement

Resources:

The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:

Sports Health and Injury Issues
PDF  Sports Medicine Links
Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Identifying & Treating Sports Injuries
Preventing & Treating Sports Injuries
Common Sports Injuries
Injury Prevention of Athletes
Protective Equipment

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