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Encouraging Little League baseball coaches to use pitch counts

We’ve heard about the need for pitch counts in youth baseball for many years. The thinking behind these guidelines is that if we can limit a kid’s pitches in a game, week or season, we will significantly decrease his chances of suffering an overuse shoulder or elbow injury. But how often do youth baseball coaches actually monitor and enforce pitch counts?Continue Reading

5 signs your shoulder injury could be serious

I’m often asked how an athlete or active person can know if his or her shoulder injury is serious. Should he ice his shoulder and rest it for a day or two and see if his pain and use of the arm improve? Or should he go to an emergency room or see an orthopaedic surgeon right away? This post tries to offer some signs and symptoms that could represent a serious shoulder injury.Continue Reading

Episode 168: How can physical fitness affect aging?

How can physical fitness affect aging? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Northeast High School senior defensive lineman Leshawn Williams, Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, and San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

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