Kids back to sports? Protect their sprains and strains!

With fall sports in full-swing, sports injuries are on the rise.

Organized sports have so many benefits for kids, but exuberant over-use can cause repetitive stress injuries. Children who play basketball, volleyball, soccer, football and those who ski, are most likely to injure their Anterior Cruciate Ligaments when they slow down, pivot or land after a jump.1 When minor injuries are addressed promptly, a brace can help with recovery and often get them back in the game with less chance of re-injury.

1. “Recognizing and ACL injury in children”

Our trained and certified pediatric practitioners are here to answer your questions. You can learn more about specific sport injuries from foot pain to stress fractures with the resources below. Bookmark this page so you can come back to it later if needed.

You can be prepared with resources for many common pediatric sport injuries.

If your child gets hurt, there is no substitute for a doctor’s advice and diagnosis. Once you have a diagnosis and prescription, we can assist you to find the device that best suits your child’s needs.

The 3 most common injuries we see in youth athletes:

  • Knee Sprains: when a ligament stretches or tears; for example, an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear
  • Tendonitis: when a tendon gets irritated or inflamed, usually from overuse or poor training (for example, in jumper’s knee)
  • Meniscal Tears: When the cartilage between the upper and lower leg bones (the menisci) tears

Pediatric Sport Injury Resources