How to Help Children Avoid Baseball Injuries
Mar 31, 2015 06:43AM ● Published by Amy
With youth baseball leagues about to get into full swing around the area, now is a good time to take steps to help your child avoid an injury. According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission nearly 300,000 players 18 or younger were treated for baseball-related injuries in 2010. Here are some tips to help keep your son or daughter from becoming a statistic.
Pitchers have to be closely watched as well to help ensure they don’t develop arm problems. Coaches should have them on strict pitch counts – not only in games but in practice as well. For example, a pitcher between the ages of 8-10 should not throw more than 50 pitches in a game with a maximum of 75 pitches per week, according to the USA Baseball Medical & Safety Advisory Committee.
These are just some of the ways that you can help your child avoid a baseball injury this season. However, if your child is hurt on the diamond, or if you or a loved one ever experiences any sort of medical emergency, get in touch with the experts at Complete Care. Contact us online to learn more.
Dr. Jeffrey Peebles, M.D. has an extensive amount of experience in delivering advanced emergency care. He is board certified with the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians/Texas College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Peebles is committed to providing timely, affordable and high-quality medical care to the Southlake community.