(PRWEB) September 25, 2013
School is now in full swing and with it, kids’ sports. As knee injuries are common among youth and teen athletes, Core Products reminds parents and health professionals of its knee supports that offer maximum relief for athletes.
Each year 3.5 million children under the age of 14 are treated for sports injuries. According to Mayo Clinic, young children have softer bones because they're still growing, so a hyperextended knee can result in a chip of bone being pulled away from the main bone when a ligament is stretched too far. In older children, forceful hyperextension may tear one of the knee ligaments, particularly the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
Core Products offers several knee supports in case of knee injuries including: a Knee Support Standard Neoprene, Performance Wrap Knee Brace, Wraparound Knee Support and Patella Strap. These high-quality knee supports and braces assist with everyday comfort and the healing process.
Anytime a child has a knee injury severe enough to cause swelling, pain or instability, they should be evaluated by a doctor immediately, according to Mayo Clinic. Even if an injury doesn't require surgery, physical therapy may be needed to help restore leg strength and stability.
Common knee injuries among young athletes include:
Osgood-Schlatter, an injury caused by repeated running and jumping and sports that require running and rapid direction changes. This is especially common in children ages 11-14.
Patellar Subluxation (Dislocated Kneecap), which happens when the kneecap is out of the groove may include symptoms of extreme pain and swelling, a sense of instability and stretched ligaments.
Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee), or inflammation of the patellar ligament usually caused by overuse.
For more information on Core Products knee and ankle supports and braces or to order, visit http://www.coreproducts.com.
About Core Products International
Founded in 1988, with the vision of making people’s lives more comfortable, Core Products International is an American innovator, manufacturer and distributor of professional quality health care products. Core markets and sells its products within the USA and internationally mainly to the professional health care markets. Core manufactures and assembles its products in Osceola and Chetek Wisconsin and is proud to employ American workers. Core’s product line includes orthopedic pillows, orthopedic supports and braces, hot and cold therapy products, electric and therapeutic massage products, and electrotherapy devices.