Your teen's health is a priority as a coach or parent, but injuries do occur during sporting events, practices, and regular activities. Teen athletes who play sports like basketball, football, soccer, track and field, or cross country have a tendency to incur knee injuries. Injuries like cuts and bruises are minor, but anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries or strains take much longer to heal. A teen may need to sit the season out for rehabilitation to recover from the injury, or have surgery to repair the knee.
Olympic weightlifters have the best training facilities and coaches, but they are not impervious to injuries. Traumatic injuries happen less than overuse injuries to the shoulders, lower back and knees. These areas are privy to the most common weightlifting injuriesamong elite U.S. weightlifters at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
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Whether you are new or a seasoned runner, there are injuries that can occur. Several types of injuries can effect different areas of your body and will determine if you need to take a break from running.
While there are droves of injuries that can happen, some stand out as the most common. Lower leg, skin, bone and ligamanet damage are caused by the repetitive nature of running and have a tendency to take place with casual to athletic runners.