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Kids & Sports

Help your child stay active and have fun.

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How Broken Bones Heal

Repetitive Stress (Overuse) Injuries

Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) happen when movements are repeated over and over.

Repetitive Stress Injuries

Learn how RSIs happen and how doctors treat them.

Repetitive stress injuries

Running & Jumping Injuries

Doing the same movements over and over can stress the knees. Read about 2 common knee injuries in teens.

Jumper's knee

Runner's knee

Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is a tiny crack in a bone. It usually happens from repeating the same movement over and over.

Stress fractures

Other Common RSIs

There are many kinds of RSIs. Here are some that can happen in young athletes.

Osgood-Schlatter disease

Sever's disease

Shin splints

Safety Tips for Popular Sports

Frequently Asked Questions

  • There are 3 keys to motivate your kids.

    Read about them

  • You have other options to boost fitness. It can take several tries before kids find an activity that feels like the right fit.

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  • Find out why they want to quit and decide what to do as a family. This can be an important life lesson.

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  • Sports-related concussions are becoming more common in kids and teens. Find out how to keep your child safe.