Young athletes today are often participating in their favorite sport year-round. However, more time on the field brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries, like ACL and meniscus injuries in the knee and growth plate injuries in the shoulder and elbow.
IWS orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon Dr. Frank DiFazio provides these 5 injury prevention tips to help keep your young athlete off the sidelines:
- Talk with your young athlete
Make sure your young athlete understands that he or she should talk with you and seek help if experiencing pain or something that doesn’t feel right.