Can excessive physical activity during adolescence lead to problems with leg alignment?


A study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research used imaging tests to reveal that physical activity levels may impact adolescents’ and young adults’ leg alignment during development.

The study included 57 elite male soccer players compared with 34 male and 34 female controls aged 11-21 years. In magnetic resonance imaging tests, physical activity levels were associated with the development of abnormal leg alignment, which may represent a physiological adaptation to load where the shin bone meets the knee.

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