Bone Loss In Young Females: Once It’s Lost It’s Tough To Get It Back

Bone Loss In Young Females: Once It’s Lost It’s Tough To Get It Back

What to Look for in Your Kids’ Sports Drink

What’s the best kids’ sports drink for your child to consume? There are so many that claim to be the best, how’s a parent to know? Let’s start with a simpler question: are sports drinks even necessary? A couple of weeks ago, I was one of the speakers at the Elite Soccer Summi.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Why are Fewer Kids Playing Baseball and Softball?

At a sports parenting event this past week in Norwalk, CT, several of the attendees mentioned that in recent years, there’s been a definite downward trend in terms of kids coming out for baseball and softball, especially at the youth levels. That got me thinking, because certainly the populari.... More »
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Review Your Emergency Action Plan

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a key document that outlines the specific steps taken by a Club, Tournament Director, High School, or individual team in case o.... More »
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Why is it so Important for Your Child to Learn to Fight For Himself? + MORE

Please excuse the shakiness of this video, but I made it last weekend as I drove across the country from Florida to Oregon with my son, helping him move to a new location. He’s a great young man, I believe in him, he’s strong and he will do well. But it sucks that it’s so very...R.... More »
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When Will What We Know Change What We Do in Youth Sports? + MORE

“My daughter and I had to miss her grandfather’s funeral when she was 12 for a cheerleading competition.” I had to read that twice to be sure what I was reading. This was an actual comment we received recently on Facebook. We receive a lot of heartbreaking stories from readers, but this one se.... More »
youth sports 1479310773 1867479928 Bone Loss In Young Females: Once It’s Lost It’s Tough To Get It BackBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A woman develops about half her bone mineral content during her adolescent years, and healthy bone mineral content and bone mass lower the risk for stress fractures
If a young woman has poor bone mass as an adolescent, one study has shown that there’s nearly a 90% chance that she’ll continue to have low bone mass 3 years later
That study along with many others clearly point out that it is very difficult to regain bone mass once it’s lost and a strategy to maintain healthy bone mass from the start is critically important

I think I jinxed myself last week when I wrote about stress fractures in the foot because this week I saw two more young female runners with stress fractures, this time in the hip…

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