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Sports Medicine (Topic Center)

Playing Sports

There are many sports to choose from. Explore your options and find the sport that's best for you.


Dynamic Stretching

Dynamic stretching is stretching with movement.

Repetitive Stress 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.


Running and 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.

Read about 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

Sports Q&A

  • Get in shape, set goals, and check your gear.

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  • Wear your safety gear, be sure to warm up, and follow the rules of the game.

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  • Think about what is making you want to quit and figure out what's best for you.

    Get ideas