Shoulder injuries are common in young athletes. They vary in cause and severity depending on what type of sports they are playing and each individual’s training schedule. In most overhead sports, like tennis and volleyball, and high contact sports, like soccer and football, the risk of traumatic shoulder injuries is relatively high.
An ACL tear is a common but severe knee injury that occurs when you abruptly stop or change direction while running. In some cases, jumping and landing may also tear the ACL ( anterior cruciate ligament) — the ligament that stabilizes the knee. Whatever the cause may be, the injury is most likely to put an end to your sports life, or daily living activities for that matter, until you heal from it. An MRI scan is used to confirm its diagnosis, and the next step is the treatment, which is often the surgery.
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