-- Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Youth baseball season will
soon begin, and parents and coaches need to know how to prevent
player injuries, a medical expert says.
Shoulder and elbow injuries are the most common and are
typically due to overuse, said Dr. Tony Wanich, an attending
surgeon in the orthopedic surgery department at Montefiore Medical
Center in New York City.
Appropriate conditioning and training, along with following safe
guidelines for play, are the best ways to prevent injury.
Wanich offered the following tips:
The Nemours Foundation offers
youth baseball safety tips.
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