5 common sports injuries in young female athletes

Know how to prevent and treat common sports injuries in girls and young women

More girls than ever are hitting the gym, the field, the track, the rink — many at elite levels. Not surprisingly, as the number of girls and young women participating in sports goes up, so does the number of injuries. Without the right diet and conditioning — and sometimes even when following ideal training regimens — young athletes can fall prey to the same injuries that affect adult athletes. Savvy coaches and parents will monitor athletes under their supervision to avoid injury. But when an injury does happen, it's important to know how to intervene quickly to help ensure a healthy recovery.

Nov. 04, 2016 See more In-depth