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Little League Elbow

Pitch about Little Leaguer’s Elbow

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the United States, with an estimated 8.6 million children ages 6 to 17 participating annually in organized and recreational baseball. With the start of the spring baseball season, doctors see an increase in elbow problems in young baseball players, medial apophysitis, “Little Leaguer’s elbow.”

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Little Boy Catching Baseball

No Catch Baseball Finger

Monday, May 1st, 2017

The crack of the bat and the ball flies to third base, but when he or she reaches for the catch, the ball jams the outstretched middle finger and the ball is not caught. Instead, the player just caught baseball or mallet finger.

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Young Girl Playing Tennis

Young Athletes Spring Forward with Care

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Spring is here. Spring is the season for young athletes to get back in shape, but it is also the season for youth sport injuries. April is National Youth Sports Safety Month with the objective of reducing the number and severity of injuries young players sustain in sports.

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Skateboarding Safety

Tricks for Skateboarding Safety

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Skateboarding is a popular recreational activity among children and teenagers but includes risk for injury. In 2013, 120,424 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms after being injured skateboarding, according to the National Safety Council. Many injuries happen when a child loses balance, falls off the skateboard and lands on an outstretched arm. Skateboarding injuries often involve the wrist, ankle or face.

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