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Hospital for Special Surgery, NYC

Weak Ankles, Loose Knees, and Back Issues

Is It Soccer or Is It Growth Spurt Related?

My oldest child, now in 7th grade, has had soccer related injuries that plagued her season after season. Two years ago, she had issues with her ankles. After missing weeks of soccer, we made the doctor rounds. Pediatric orthopedic surgeon — a brilliant doctor at Mass General Hospital — had fixed my son’s 3 broken bones in his arm near critical growth plates. He healed up perfectly. Our doctor used x-rays and MRI but found nothing out of the ordinary. Could be tight hamstrings, he thought.  Read more…