Adolescent Knee Injuries
Knee pain in adolescence is relatively common and varies from simple
knee sprains (seen in all athletes) to major knee injuries. Many of
these have been outlined in the other specific sports sections. However,
there are some common conditions associated with sporting activities
that are seen normally in adolescence. These may be due to simple
muscle imbalance during the rapid growth phases (11-14yrs – girls,
12-15yrs – boys) and usually settle with physiotherapy rehabilitation.