Baseball – ranging from Tee-ball to MLB – is a sport that almost all kids play at some point during their lives. The sport involves a great deal of stress, especially on the rotator cuff, knee, elbow joint and the arm (biceps, triceps, humerous). The orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists at ONSF conduct seminars on the prevention and treatment of baseball injuries.
Pain is no gain when it comes to kids and baseball – ONSF doctors, coaches and PT’s offer advice on sports injury prevention for kids.
In addition to providing great exercise, participation in baseball and other team sports has undisputed benefits for kids. The list of rewards includes building self-esteem and communication skills and learning cooperation and the importance of a work ethic. Along with the positives, however, are associated risks for sports injuries that can take the fun right out of the game.
“Even with pitch counts that limit how often kids throw in a game, kids are getting hurt doing what they love,” said Dr. Sethi, who is an orthopedic surgeon and President of the ONSF. “It is all too common to hear about young players who have sustained an injury that requires a surgical procedure to repair. Many throwing injuries can be avoided if you know how to condition and train properly.” The ONSF educational program is designed to give kids, their parents, coaches and trainers information on why throwing makes arm joints susceptible to injury and safe conditioning and strengthening techniques to prevent injury. The latest research on effective non-surgical and surgical treatments for the most common arm injuries is also discussed.
To arrange for a baseball injury prevention seminar for your school or community group, contact us.