Saturday, July 16, 2011
Teen Girls and Sports Injuries
Knee injuries are more ommon in young girl athletes for several reasons. Girls have thinner ACLs, which support leg spins. The small notch on in their knees have a guillontine effect on the ligament when it goes into extension. They also put their ACLs at risk because they fire thier quads more than their hamstrings putting more pressure on the knee. Girls knees are also aligned differently than boys, causing inreased stress on them. Mothers tell your daughters to focus on technique and proper body mechanics to reduce injuries. ACL tears take 6 to 9 months to get bak to your sport healthy. BE CAREFUL!