Overuse Injuries More Common in High School Females
Young female athletes appear to face a far greater risk for repetitive motion injuries than young males do, new research suggests. Researchers from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus report that the highest overuse injury rate was observed among girls who ran track. This was followed by girls who played field hockey and girls who played lacrosse.
Overall, most overuse injuries involved the lower leg, the study team noted. This was followed by knee and shoulder injuries. To limit risk, the researchers advised that all high school athletes play more than just a single sport and make a conscious effort to change up their movements. Parents, they added, should encourage their children to get the rest and foods they need to stay healthy. Read