By Brian E. Black, M.D.

In the past several years, running as a sport has become increasingly popular among children and adolescents of both sexes. Consequently, running injuries in children and adolescents have become more common.

The majority of padiatric running injuries are due to overuse and involve the apophyses. The appphyses are growth plates under tension from a musculotendinous insertion.

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The Adolescent Runner