Young Athletes Need Pediatric Sports Specialists

Young & Healthy

Jun 24 2022 • 29 mins

If you are a parent of an athlete, this episode is for you! Adolescent and teen athletes are not simply smaller adult athletes. They are still growing physically and mentally, and it is important to keep this in mind if they get injured playing a sport they love. Such as, did you know kids don’t get rotator cuff injuries, but are sometimes still diagnosed with them incorrectly?

This week on the podcast, we have Dr. Kelsey Logan, and Dr. Eric Wall join us to discuss the importance of pediatric sports specialists. Our experts break down pediatric sports medicine and explain why young athletes need pediatric specialists. They also discuss when to visit a sports medicine specialist or an orthopedic specialist, common sports injuries, and how to know you need to have a sports injury checked out. This episode is a slam dunk, and you won’t want to miss it!

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