Sports Shorts

Winston_Cast Care_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Latasha Winston, MS, LAT, ATC
Monday, January 13, 2020

A Fungus Among Us: Dangers of a Wet Cast

While most kids see having a cast as being “cool”, there is a certain level of responsibility to taking care of your cast. Read full post>>

Close up of man's hands clutching his knee Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Adam S. Mistr, MSEd, ATC, LAT
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Easing Knee Pain in Young Athletes

A common complaint from young athletes is: “My knee hurts.” In this post we help athletes understand why their knees hurt and what they can do to ease the pain. Read full post>>

Close up of woman's hands and forearms lifting weights Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Cindy Midkiff
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Shin Splints in the Forearm?

If your child has persistent forearm pain, schedule a visit with one of CHKD’s sports medicine physicians. It could be forearm splints. Read full post>>

Two young athletes having a snack Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Bridget Lee, ATC
Wednesday, December 04, 2019

The Importance of Nutrition for High School Athletes

An average person needs between 2,000 and 2,500 calories per day. That number is higher for an athlete. Here is what an average day of meals should look like. Read full post>>

Teen athletes stretching on a staircase Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Courtney Butler, Exercise Specialist
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hot Tips for a Proper Warm-Up

Just like breakfast, it is important that a warm-up has key components to ensure that the body is ready for specific movements in a workout. Read full post>>

Group of Gymnasts Posing Near a Balance Beam Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Michelle Millen, PT, DPT
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Back Pain in Gymnasts: When to Seek Medical Attention

Countless gymnasts experience back pain. It’s important to know when this type of pain can be easily managed and when it warrants medical attention. Read full post>>