Young athletes in Orange County have greater access to sports medicine care as a non-surgical sports medicine specialist joins CHOC
The CHOC multidisciplinary team of concussion experts can help prevent and treat concussions, as well as help patients ease back in to school and sports. Careful supervision is essential for young persons with concussions, since their brains are still developing. In this episode of CHOC Radio, Dr. Sharief Taraman, a pediatric neurologist, Dr. Jonathan Minor, […]
Early specialization and lack of diversity are more common in young athletes today and can increase the chances of injury, two CHOC Children’s experts tell “American Health Journal.” A lack of rest and chronic repetitive stress can lead to overuse and injuries, say Dr. John Schlechter, a CHOC orthopedic surgeon, and Mollee Smith, a physical […]
Parents of young athletes should talk to their pediatrician about getting pre-participation sports physicals that include heart screenings. After all, sudden cardiac death is 2 ½ times more likely to occur in young athletes than in non-athletes. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes, occurs in one of every […]
One of the most common sports injuries in kids is from repetitive stress usually at the elbow, the wrist, the ankle, the knee, or the foot.
Many children today are involved in sports and some kids specialize in one type of sport at a young age. Repetitive use of the same bones and joints can cause stress on growing bodies and may result in injury. Dr. Schlechter talks about common overuse injuries, what causes them and how they are treated. He emphasizes that recovery is key and that kids need to recover slowly before they can get back in the game.
By Jessica Brown, RD, CNSC, CSP, clinical dietitian at CHOC Children’s As the summer is approaching student athletes start thinking about their goals for the upcoming sport’s season. Attempting to gain weight and bulk-up in the off season is a common goal of athletes in competitive strength and power sports. Here are a few tips […]