Episode 85: How can we prevent youth pitching injuries?

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In the Zone
How can parents and coaches prevent youth pitching injuries? (starts at 3:47)

That’s Gotta Hurt
Kevin Ware – University of Louisville guard (starts at 22:53)
Ryan Ludwick – Cincinnati Reds outfielder (starts at 29:50)
Bradley Beal – Washington Wizards guard (starts at 33:31)
Danilo Gallinari – Denver Nuggets forward (starts at 34:57)
Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins star (starts at 36:59)

Ask Dr. Geier
How can I get rid of swelling of the knee after suffering an ACL tear? (starts at 39:45)
Would newer treatments, like platelet-rich plasma, help for osteochondral lesions of the talus? (starts at 41:16)
Why is cortisone potentially detrimental for tennis elbow? (starts at 44:07)
When can my son return to football after a steroid injection for a herniated disc? (starts at 46:24)

Fan Favorites and Trash Talkers
Comments from listeners on the show and our previous discussions (starts at 48:57)


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2 Responses to Episode 85: How can we prevent youth pitching injuries?

  1. Dr. Geier, I’d like to address both comments about cheerleading. #1 As you said, the distinction of being a sport or not should not be accounted when considering injuries. Cheerleading is a real risk for injuries and every cheerleader should have access to an athletic trainer. Every Athlete Deserves an Athletic Trainer. #AT4ALL

    As for the second comment, I cannot agree about cheerleading being a year-round sport and everything else is not. The commenter needs to look around and see the number of club sports, AAU teams, etc exist out there. I see a lot of athletes for injuries in “out of season” sports.

    • Thanks Mike! I actually wanted to make the same point about year-round sports as well but I was running out of time. It is true that a large percentage of high school athletes play their sports for other teams in the “offseason” – club, travel, etc.

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