Related Conditions and Treatments
An ankle sprain is a stretch injury of the ligaments that support the ankle.
A broken elbow is a break, at or near the elbow joint, in one or more of the three arm bones that form that joint.
Broken Femur (Thighbone)
A broken femur is a fracture of the thighbone. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
A broken leg is a break or crack of one long bones of the leg. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
A dislocated knee, also known as a dislocated patella, occurs when the kneecap pops out from its normal position. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
A dislocation happens when extreme force is put on a ligament and the ends of two connected bones separate. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
“Shin splints” is a catch-all term for tenderness and pain in the area of the shin bone (tibia).
Sprains and Strains
Sprains are ligament injuries resulting from wrenching or twisting a joint. Strains are injuries to a muscle or tendon.
A stress fracture is a tiny crack that forms in the bone, usually as a result of overuse or repetitive, stress-bearing motions.