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Podcast Tuesday: Overuse Injuries in Athletes [AUDIO]

When kids play sports, they make the same motions again and again, whether it’s swinging a tennis racket or throwing a baseball. As a result, orthopedic surgeon Stephen Brockmeier, MD, often sees overuse injuries, also known as repetitive stress injuries.

Common injuries in baseball, football and gymnastics
View the full sized version of this sports injury infographic (PDF).

But young athletes aren’t the only ones at risk — doctors are also seeing elbow and wrist injuries in professionals who use computers, tablets and smartphones frequently.

Listen to this week’s podcast for tips on:

  • Preventing overuse injuries
  • Sports conditioning
  • Treatment

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