Cervical Radiculopathy involves a compressed nerve in the cervical spine (neck) that causes pain that may radiate into the shoulder and arm. It is a common source of shoulder pain.
Although sports injuries can be extremely disappointing, it is important that young athletes receive proper treatment and follow their doctor’s instructions to prevent long term injury.
Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a condition that develops in joints, most often in children and adolescents. It is thought to be an overuse injury and may require surgery.
Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common cause of knee pain during rapid growth spurts in adolescents. Treatment is usually conservative.
Growth Plate Fractures
Growth plates are areas of cartilage located near the ends of bones and help determine the correct growth of the bone. Prompt attention is critical to prevent long term problems.
Forearm fractures are common in childhood, making up more than 40% of all childhood fractures. Because children’s bones heal faster than adults, it is very important for them to be treated promptly to avoid future problems.
Sprains and Strains
Sprains and strains are among the most common injuries in sports. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments around a joint.
Sports Physicals are important for athletes to stay healthy and injury free. They can help you keep your game at its best by identifying any potential health issues before they become serious.
Sciatica is the radiating pain caused by a pinched nerve in the spine. Usually, this resolves with nonsurgical treatment as directed by a doctor.
Spondylolysis (Pars Stress Fracture)
Spondylolysis is the weakening or stress fracture in one or more of the vertebrae. This is often seen in adolescents who engage in sports that involve repeated stress on the lower back.