Pain along the outside of the knee can be debilitating to an athlete causing severe pain during running, squatting, stair climbing, or cycling activities. The iliotibial band (ITB) is a thick connective tissue that runs from the outside of the iliac crest (pelvic bone),...
When repetitive stress is applied to a bone and the bone is unable to adapt to the changes, cracks may form in the bone. These cracks are known as stress fractures.
Given the dramatic rise in sports participation, is there any recommendation on how to detect how much is too much?
Too much participation can certainly manifest with overuse injuries but it’s also important to pay attention for other signs your child is experiencing burnout. Look for fatigue, mood changes, sleeplessness, decline in academic performance, headaches, and signs of stress.