Question: My 10 year old daughter complains of knee pain after playing sports. Is this normal?

Answer: Some soreness after participating in an activity
that is new or of longer duration is common, but if pain is consistent
after regular activities and last longer that a couple of weeks you should have it evaluated, as this type of pain should not be ignored. Muscular imbalances and less than ideal body mechanics through the lower extremities can contribute to pain during and after sporting activity. Specific stretches and strengthening activities can help lessen irritation, and improve movement mechanics to help resolve her pain. Supportive shoes can also help and may need to be evaluated for correct foot control while running. Call Carri to help treat your pregnancy related back pain at 367-5400.