Posts By: Neil Patil, M.D.

Overuse injuries in the pediatric and youth populations

Approximately 50% of all sports-related injuries for pediatric athletes (children ages 6 to 12 and adolescents ages 13-18) are due to overuse. Overuse injuries can be caused by training errors, improper technique, excessive sports training, inadequate rest, muscle weakness and imbalances and early specialization. Acute overuse injuries occur when there is too much activity, too…
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When should I visit a sports medicine doctor?

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a committed athlete, aches, pains and injuries are often part of the game. But when serious accidents or more run-of-the-mill repetitive stress injuries happen, who should you see? Your general practitioner, or a sports-medicine specialist? I often answer that question based on frequency. You should see a sports medicine…
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