Tag "pediatric sports medicine"

A recent study of high school football players adds to mounting evidence that a neck collar may help reduce brain injury from sports-related head impacts. The Q-Collar, inspired by the brain-protecting anatomy of woodpeckers and head-butting rams, is designed to › Continue Reading

For any young athlete, injury can end long-term dreams of playing the sport they love. That’s why Cincinnati Children’s is resorting to a high-tech method to keep athletes healthy. The hospital is now using video cameras to help young athletes › Continue Reading

Pain in the front part of the knee is a very common symptom in children. The knee is the largest joint in the body and where most growth occurs. Your child athlete may have a condition called Osgood-Schlatter’s disease, which › Continue Reading

Athletes are at a higher risk for skin infections than the general population. They often have skin-to-skin contact with opponents and teammates and encounter moist/wet environments. Dr. Greg Walker in the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s breaks down › Continue Reading

At Cincinnati Children’s, a common condition athletic trainers see in gymnasts is wrist pain.  It affects up to 79 percent of gymnasts, mainly females ages 12-14 who train more than 35 hours per week. Sharon Frank is a gymnastics outreach › Continue Reading

Women throughout the country experience irregular periods. However, this health issue is much greater among athletes, especially those who train vigorously. The female athlete triad is a combination of three conditions: low calorie intake, menstrual function and loss of bone › Continue Reading

New technology is being tested by Cincinnati Children’s researchers to protect student athletes. The device, known as the Q-Collar, could lessen the risk of concussions from inside the skull, rather than protecting the outside of the head, like a helmet. › Continue Reading

Maximal hip strength is an important factor for reducing the likelihood of injury for runners along with proper training, nutrition and rest. Jeff Taylor-Haas, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS is a physical therapist and running biomechanist in the Division of Sports › Continue Reading

Two new studies involving high school football and hockey players indicate wearing a specifically designed compression collar around the neck may prevent or reduce the devastating effects of head collisions in sports. The neck device, called a Q-Collar, is designed › Continue Reading

Heel pain is a common complaint among the pediatric population seen by team members in the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s. Calcaneal apophysitis, or Sever’s disease, is an inflammation at the growth center of the heel. To read › Continue Reading

Results are pending on a study involving local high school football players who wore an experimental collar in an effort to prevent or reduce the effects of head collisions in sports. The lead author of the study is Greg Myer, › Continue Reading

How is Mr. Redlegs getting ready for Opening Day? By having a little April Fools’ Day fun at Cincinnati Children’s! The Cincinnati Reds mascot made short stops all over the medical center, causing mischief and leaving paper copies of his › Continue Reading

Parents often ask me: “Should I let my kid play football?” Or hockey, or lacrosse, or soccer, or any other contact sport. Their biggest concern with these sports has to do with concussions, and rightfully so. The concussion topic has been › Continue Reading

Sports-related traumatic brain injury (sTBI) is a significant public health problem, yet current medical consensus offers limited solutions to prevent brain injury from sports-related head impacts. One explanation for this lack of progress could be that all attempts to protect the › Continue Reading

Wrist injuries happen in all kinds of sports – football, basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading and even in sports like soccer where the hands don’t typically come into play. As with many common sports injuries, parents often choose to take the “wait › Continue Reading
The latest research shows youth sports participation has increased dramatically across the country in recent years. In some cases, a young athlete is focusing on single sport at a young age. As a result, we are seeing an increase of › Continue Reading

If you’re the parent of a young athlete, you’re likely familiar with sports physicals. You’ve seen the ads for them: short wait times, no appointment needed, open seven days a week. But are these quick medical check-ups the best way › Continue Reading

Fall sports are in full swing and many youth football players are hitting the field and learning the ins and outs of the game.  With this high contact sport, a common sports injury follows. Acromioclavicular Separation or AC sprain is also › Continue Reading
A swimmer with shoulder pain is pretty common to anyone who knows the sport. With few exceptions, shoulder pain in a swimmer will be an overuse injury, meaning it builds over time with continuous irritation from the same motions over › Continue Reading

Everyone is outside again, playing sports and having fun in warmer weather.  As spring sports seasons progress, I always see an increase in injuries and pain. As director of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s, I see many young athletes in clinic › Continue Reading

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries I see as a physician of sports medicine. It’s estimated that two million ankle sprains occur across the country every year – almost half taking place during sports-related activity. Ankle sprains › Continue Reading

Current guidelines for physical activity for kids focus on duration, but Dr. Gregory D. Myer of Cincinnati Children’s Division of Sports Medicine says the quality of exercise is just as impactful on a child’s health outlook as the length of › Continue Reading

Sports Fractures 101

Fractures, or broken bones, are the most common injuries we see in orthopaedic sports medicine. During childhood, about 50% of females and 60% of males will suffer a fracture at some point, and for many kids, the injuries will happen › Continue Reading
With fall sports in full swing, we are seeing new patients every week who are struggling in their sport due to the pain of an overuse injury. This term is used often, but is often not fully understood. The following › Continue Reading
If you have a young, budding athlete in your house, you’re probably aware that your child needs to drink plenty of fluids and eat a balanced diet to function at her best. But did you know that there are certain › Continue Reading