Overuse Injuries

…contains a growth plate called the medial apophysis. Muscles that control wrist motion attach to the medial epicondyle, and excessive overhand throwing can irritate and inflame the growth plate. Osteochondritis dissecans. A common source of pain at the outside of the elbow in active children is osteochondritis dissecans. Excessive overhand throwing can compress the immature bones of the elbow joint, causing small pieces of cartilage and bone to l…

“Dunk Out” Injuries This Basketball Season

…ergency rooms for basketball-related injuries. Among the most frequent are wrist or finger sprains and fractures, and twisting and impact injuries to the foot, ankle and knee. “The majority of basketball injuries result from overuse, improper conditioning and trauma,” stated the experts from cpr in north york. “To avoid injury, it is important to stretch properly and participate in conditioning programs, such as cardiovascular training, core (abdo…