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Flat-Footed Children Perform Just As Well in Sports, Study Says

A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds children with flat feet do just as well in sports as those with "normal" feet, and calls into doubt the traditional treatment of flat feet with corrective insoles (e.g. orthotics).

Reducing ACL Injuries Among Female Athletes Target Of New PSA

To stem the rising tide of ACL injuries among young female athletes, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) are launching a joint public service announcement (PSA) campaign to educate athletes, coaches, parents, health care professionals and media on prevention and treatment.

Sports Injuries: Telling Parents The Truth

The culture of youth sports can cloud a parent's judgment to the point that she doesn't want to hear the truth about the seriousness of an injury to their child.

ACL Surgery: Return to Play Not Guaranteed

Reconstructive surgery on a torn or ruptured ACL is increasingly common in sports and some may shorten or end your child's sports career.

Link Between Early Specialization And ACL Injury Increase: No Surprise to Me

Today's annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons brought some news sports parents need to hear.

ACL Injury Epidemic, Early Specialization, Year-Round Play May Be Linked

The alarming increase in the number of younger children and adolescents suffering ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries playing sports, particularly among girls, may be the by-product of the trend towards early specialization and year-round play in a single sport.

Most Kids' Shoes Don't Fit, Putting Them At Risk of Foot Deformities, Study Says

A majority of young children wear shoes that are the wrong size, putting them at risk for developing serious foot deformities such as bunions, say Swiss researchers.

PEP Exercise Program Reduces ACL Injuries in Female Soccer Players

Female athletes who perform a specific exercise program called the Prevent Injury and Enhance Performance (PEP) program before practices and games suffer far fewer ACL injuries than those who don't.

First Aid for Lightning Victims

In the event lightning strikes a player, fan, or official at a sports contest, giving immediate first-aid is essential.

Lightning Safety Rules: How to Avoid Becoming A Lightning Statistic

Each year, about 400 children and adults in the U.S. are struck by lightning while working outside, at sports events, on the beach, mountain climbing, mowing the lawn or during other outdoor activities; several hundred more are left to cope with permanent disabilities. Here are some lightning safety rules to follow to avoid becoming a lightning statistic

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