Ok, so you’re looking for advice on how to keep your kids playing baseball pain and injury free! You realize that limiting throwing injuries is very important to the health of your children’s arm. You have come to the right place! This post just doesn’t go out for baseball players! This post is great for runners, gymnasts, football, soccer, cheer leading and any other athlete potentially doing too much of any single activity. Doing the same sport or activity year round in young athletes creates problems due to fatigue of the structures involved and then leading to over use injuries. You don’t have to take our word for it, because Dr. James Andrews has it all laid out for you as the expert on this topic, and the doctor who reattaches the structures if they eventually tear! The first video is very short and focuses only on the problems associated with throwing arms. The second interview is a bit longer and talks somewhat about Dr. Andrews history, growing up an Atlanta Braves fan, working on arm issues in quarterbacks (Troy Aikman) and the surgery he is most proud of which he talks about in ACL surgeries, the REHAB BEHIND ACL SURGERIES, and the Tommy John Surgery. “I believe it starts in youth baseball if you take a comprehensive history”. “The problem in youth baseball is specialization and overworking them, year round baseball is leading to overuse injuries” as stated in the second video.
More info on Tommy John surgery, better known as UCL surgery or Ulnar Collateral Ligament surgery, from good trusted sources.
Johns Hopkins University Hospital: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/orthopaedic/Tommy_John_Surgery_22,TommyJohnSurgery
The point of this post is to purely discuss the pros and cons of overthrowing young arms and handing out solid, well rounded information on injuries to throwing arms. If you are having issues and feel like you need professional help, give our office a call at 856.228.3100 or email us on our Contact Us page listed below!