About Bones, Joints and Muscles

Bones, joints, and muscles act as scaffolding for the body. Bones are a living part of the body that anchor the softer organs while also shielding them from harm. Some conditions, like scoliosis, can twist the spinal column. Joints are the connections between bones, held together by ligaments. Muscles are attached to bones by tendons which allows them to move joints. If muscles, ligaments, and tendons are put under too much tension or irritation, they can become torn, strained, or inflamed. When children are physically active or involved in a sport, they often face an increased risk for these injuries. Research that helps learn more about bones, joints and muscles could provide children with improved support, flexibility and movement.

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  Scoliosis, Other Bones, Joints and Muscles, Sports Injuries , Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis