Soccer Pains

I play soccer, and my calves and ankles are sore. The pain goes away when I play but, at night, I can barely walk. What’s wrong?

Ouch! According to the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, over 2.2 million kids develop bone and muscle injuries from sports. Because your bones and muscles are still growing, it’s easy to get injured if you don’t train properly. “Kids have to be in tip-top shape and have flexibility in the hips, ankles and knees to avoid wear-and-tear and muscle strain in legs,” says orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Sarwark. He recommends seeing a physical therapist for strengthening and stretching exercises. Also, cover the sore area with an ice wrap. Still in pain? See your doc! 


3/17/2009 1:58:00 PM