Gymnastics is a fun extra-curricular activity for children, but it can lead to many painful injuries, including
Some gymnastics moves will put a lot of strain on your child's spine. If you've ever watched your child's gymnastics class during practice, you'll have seen the extreme back flexibility the sport requires. Moves like back walkovers, bridges, back flips,
What are the symptoms of
If your child develops
While lower back pain is common among young athletes, don't assume that it's just a pulled muscle or a sign of overexertion; back pain in gymnasts should always be evaluated by a doctor due to the extreme demands the sport places on the spine.
Most of the time, this injury can be treated with conservative methods. Studies have shown that 84% of children with
Physiotherapy is also an important part of the treatment for
If your child still has back pain after these treatments, they may need to have surgery. During surgery, the fractured pars interarticularis will be fused together with either bone grafting material or a metal wire.
If your child is complaining of lower back pain after gymnastics practice, they may have
2 June 2016
Having a daughter comes with a number of challenges. One challenge that you will one day need to tackle is determining when to introduce your daughter to the gynecologist. Do you take your daughter to the same gynecologist that you see or take her somewhere else? Do you wait until she gets her first period or do you take her in to learn about the menstrual cycle from the doctor? There is a long list of questions you likely have about introducing your daughter to the world of gynecology. Having gone through this twice myself, I have learned quite a bit and have included a lot of helpful information in my site to help other parents get through this complicated time a little easier.