Dr. Makhni provides expert opinion on overuse injuries in youth athletes

Dr. Makhni provides expert opinion on overuse injuries in youth athletes

When it comes to youth sports, often it is all about "keeping up with the Joneses." Young athletes are specializing in a single sport at earlier ages with the belief that more hours focused on one sport will result in them becoming a better athlete. However, research has shown this may not be the case and putting more hours into a sport at a young age may have such consequences as burnout and overuse injuries.

When it comes to youth sports, often it is all about "keeping up with the Joneses." Young athletes are specializing in a single sport at earlier ages with the belief that more hours focused on one sport will result in them becoming a better athlete. However, research has shown this may not be the case and putting more hours into a sport at a young age may have such consequences as burnout and overuse injuries.

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