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Is your child's knee pain due to Oshgood-Schlatter disease?

Osgood-Schlatter Disease – Is this the Cause of Your Player’s Knee Issues?

By Dr. Wishbah Akbar, Contributing Writer Could Osgood-Schlatter Disease be the cause of your child’s knee pain while playing soccer? This kind of knee pain may be an indication of Osgood-Schlatter disease. It typically spurts during the growing age in the area below the knee joint where the patellar tendon is attached to the tibia …

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Effects of Puberty on Child Athletes

Puberty affects boys and girls differently.  Boys especially often grow through an awkward, ungainly stage where they no longer seem to be as coordinated.  Girls often develop more quickly than boys, both mentally and physically.  This is a large part of the reason why girls often commit to college teams before boys.