While the socialization and fitness found through joining a sports team provides innumerable benefits for children and young adults, most activities come with a heightened risk of accidental injury. Elbow injuries are particularly common in kids and young adults who play sports, whether from day-to-day overuse or an acute incident, like falling. Because children often… Read more »
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Injuries from Baseball Pitching
Youth Baseball and Injuries from Baseball Pitching Kids who play baseball and serve as the pitcher often end up pitching a lot of balls. This can mean that their arms, shoulders, and elbows get tired, especially if they do not have much time for recovery. Dr. Jingzhen Yang, Dr. Barton Mann, and colleagues conducted a… Read more »
How Many Pitches Should My Child Throw?
Stacie L. Grossfeld, M.D. Board Certified Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 4001 Kresge Way Suite 330, Orthopaedic Specialists, PLLC Last year there were 3.5 million visits to the emergency room for sports related injuries that occurred in children under the age of 14. That is a 5 time increase in the number if sports related injuries compared… Read more »