Sports Medicine Conditions

Our physicians make every attempt to stay at the forefront of treatment advances, making sure they provide o​ur patients with the best care possible. We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating children's sports injuries. The following is a list of many of the conditions we treat.

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Accessory Navicular

An extra piece of bone attached to the navicular bone, located on the inside of the foot just above the arch.

Achilles Tendonitis

An inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the thick, fibrous, connective tissue that attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

An injury to a stabilizing ligament of the knee that keeps the tibia from sliding forward, especially with twisting or pivoting motions.

Apophysitis of the Pelvis/Hip

Irritation or inflammation of a growth plate, which provides a point for a muscle to attach to bone, most commonly affecting adolescents.

Athlete Burnout

A condition in which an athlete experiences fatigue and declining performance in his/her sport despite continuing or increased training.

Bowed Legs (Genu Varum)

Outward curve of the legs when sitting, standing or walking; normal in the first 12 months of life; occasionally due to abnormality of the growth plate at the top of the shinbone, or infection.

Broken Collar Bone

The most frequently fractured bone during childhood, the clavicle is an S-shaped bone that connects the breastbone to the shoulder blade; most fractures occur in the middle of the bone.

Bunion Deformity (Juvenile Hallux Valgus)

Occurring in children and adults, a bunion is the development of a large bump on the inside of the foot where the great toe meets the end of the foot.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic condition with pain out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury, typically getting worse with time.

Concussion

A brain injury that temporarily changes the way the brain works. The symptoms of a concussion can be subtle. A concussion can occur even if a person has not lost consciousness.

Developmental Coordination Disorder

A disorder characterized by poor motor coordination that interferes with the child’s daily activities and academic achievements.

Excessive Thoracic Kyphosis

“Kyphosis” refers to the contour of the upper spine. Excessive thoracic kyphosis, a condition common in adolescents, gives people a “humpbacked” appearance.