A huge percentage of young athletes play one sport year round starting from a very early age. Is this sport specialization harmful? In this Ask Dr. Geier video, I share my thoughts on the common injuries from sport specialization and playing one sport all year at an early age.

Jack in Newark, Illinois asks:
What are the injuries you see the most due to specializing in a sport too early?

Overuse injuries can affect kids who specialize in a single sport. Too much repetitive stress without enough time to rest can cause injuries to bones, tendons and ligaments in the body.

In this video, I discuss some of the common injuries from sport specialization by the type of sport. I also share my thoughts on why playing multiple sports can not only prevent injuries but also improve athletic performance.

Soccer have cause injuries from sport specialization

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