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Ligamentous: Injuries are usually ones involving tendons and ligaments. Unusual stress and strains on joints can cause tears in these tissues. More rarely the bones can be affected by the tendons or ligaments pulling away from the bones. Most serious are fractures due to landing incorrectly, this can include neck fractures and paralysis. ...Read more
Ligamentous: Injuries are usually ones involving tendons and ligaments. Unusual stress and strains on joints can cause tears in these tissues. More rarely the bones can be affected by the tendons or ligaments pulling away from the bones. Most serious are fractures due to landing incorrectly, this can include neck fractures and paralysis. Stretching, strength exercises, practice can minimize these risks. ...Read more
Men also: Women, especially the very young, have great flexibility and fearlessness and will accomplish the demands of this sport quite successfully. Men also have courage but have heavier muscles and less flexibility. The types of exercises required are defined recognizing these differences and so men can excel but in a different way. ...Read more
Maybe: Possibly if your child is training too hard. At the Olympic level, training is such that these girls have delayed puberty, very low body fat and reduced puberty hormones which reduce growth, bone mass and possibly final adult height. However, limited research has yet to establish a cause- effect relationship between the two. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3751410/ Endo docs? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Return to activity: This is touch to answer as it depends on: the type of break you had, if surgery was required, how long it takes for the break to heal, and if you have any associated weakness of the ankle. The best person to answer this would be your treating doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise: Possible yes but prudence dictates getting medical clearance and training carefully and appropriately. Whether its ago of idea is an individual question. ...Read more
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