I listened to an excellent audiocast by chiropractor Dr. Joshua Eldridge.
Overuse knee injuries and knee pain can be devastating for young gymnasts and can keep them from doing the sport they love. Overuse knee injuries are also a red flag for further injury.
From there click over to iTunes if you want to subscribe to those. (FREE)
Alternatively, much of the same content is on the website:
Here’s how we categorize knee pain:
overuse knee injuries
… we see them most in the pre-pubescent and pubescent athletes. In females, these injuries are occurring most between the ages of 10-13 and in boys, these can last until they are done growing. …
Why Are Overuse Knee Injuries Occurring?
Dysfunction of muscles
Knee pain can slow progress to a halt. We must do everything we can to avoid / reduce knee injury.