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

Can Youth Sports be Both Fun and Competitive?

I got an email from a distraught parent the other day. She described a scene where the coach was screaming at the girls after a loss. She was beside herself at how the coach treated the girls. He was demeaning, he was loud and scary, and he had lost perspective on the age he was The post Can Youth S.... More »

Is Your Child Winning in His/Her Head?

I suppose you hear it all the time. Sports is a mental game more than a physical one. After watching 3 kids play sports from pre-school through college, I know for a fact that if an athlete cannot win in his or her head, it’s doubtful he or she will win in the game. Parents,...Read More .... More »
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How to Eat Healthy and Save Money When Traveling for Youth Sports + MORE

Have you figured out how to eat healthy when going to games and tournaments? Let’s be real. Life in busy sports families means that something has to give.What is that “something” for you? For many, mealtimes seem to suffer the most neglect. Travel teams and late afternoon or early.... More »
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How to “Win at Losing” and our Other Favorite Books of 2017 + MORE

As the summer holidays roll around for those of us in the northern hemisphere, it is a great time to do some reading. Twice a year we compile a list of the books we have enjoyed in the fields of athlete development, leadership, coaching, and parenting, and share them with our readers so that you The.... More »
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New Treatment For Elbow Ligament Injury: Possible To Cut Rehab Time In Half

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A new procedure to repair rather than replace the torn ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow is very promising This procedure can potentially cut the rehab time.... 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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