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Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

May, 2018


The weather is getting nicer, flowers are blooming and spring sports are in full swing. In today’s society, kids are often playing multiple sports at a time or playing year-round without much of a break. Sports and competition are great, but sometimes playing too much can lead to overuse injuries. Our bodies are constantly reabsorbing old tissue and replacing it with new tissue. When we are physically active, this causes our tissue to break-down, repair, and come back stronger than before. However, when we are super active, this can cause your tissue to break down faster that it repairs and results and in OVERUSE INJURY. In kids, these injuries often crop up in the knees, feet and ankles. Kids are especially at risk because of growth plates, growth spurts and sometimes coordination problems. So what do you do when your child comes home with a painful knee or foot? Mason is an avid soccer player and plays for the Washington Timbers Youth Soccer League. He also plays baseball with Camas Little League. Mike is coaching his team, the Yankees, this

spring. Madison is on the gymnastics team at Vega in downtown Camas and spends much of her week running and tumbling around the gym barefoot. Both of our kids have come home with heel pain. Young kids can be tough to evaluate and sometimes are unable to clearly tell you (continued inside)


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