Overthrowing: Abnormal Shoulder MRIs In Young Baseball Players Without Shoulder Pain

Overthrowing: Abnormal Shoulder MRIs In Young Baseball Players Without Shoulder Pain

VIDEO: Your Greatest Opponent as an Athlete + MORE

Athletes: your toughest opponent is YOURSELF! I'm all for striving to be the best you can be. But when you try to be perfect, then fail and beat yourself up, you're actually slowing your progress down. I explain more in this video.   [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oiZ2HsDi50] .... More »
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When Sports Kids Are Bullied By Coaches + MORE

How to Deal With Bully Coaches Do your sports children complain about being bullied, teased, or intimidated by coaches? One sports mom recently told us her own story about how much a bully coach hurt her son… “Some of it was outright verbal, mental, emotional abuse. And a lot of times th.... More »
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It Takes a TEAM for Success: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Going to the Next Level

For any athlete to become a champion, which to means going as far as possible in their sport, it takes a total team effort behind them. Without the appropriate support and guidance of coaches and parents, real success in sports is virtually impossible! The key here is that e.... More »

BOOK REVIEW: HEMORRHOIDS AT HALFTIME -An Insider’s View of High School Athletics

Over the course of my doing my radio show over the years, I have assembled a pretty substantial library of books on sports in this country. Many of these works are written by dedicated individuals who share my passion and concern for what’s happening to kids in sports. And the vast majority of the.... More »
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Helping Kids Find the All-Elusive Zone + MORE

Helping Sports Kids Boost Their Focus An athlete’s most focused state is sometimes called “the zone.” When athletes are in the zone, they are totally involved in the game at hand, completely concentrated on what they are doing with no care or thought as to what else is going on around.... More »
junior football tournaments 1522187123 1797852315 Overthrowing: Abnormal Shoulder MRIs In Young Baseball Players Without Shoulder PainBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A recent medical study showed that more than 50% of throwing shoulders in young baseball players without shoulder pain had MRI abnormalities
These MRI issues have the potential to cause long term issues for the shoulder
Players who played more than 8 months out of the year and were baseball-only athletes had a 100% chance of an abnormal MRI, regardless of playing position

At least once a week I’ll see a young athlete in the clinic with shoulder pain and at the end of a careful discussion, physical exam, and further discussion with the parents I’ll hear “that’s great, now can he have his MRI this afternoon”…

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Overthrowing: Abnormal Shoulder MRIs In Young Baseball Players Without Shoulder Pain

Overthrowing: Abnormal Shoulder MRIs In Young Baseball Players Without Shoulder Pain

ACCOUNTABILITY: What’s the Right Thing to Do When the Scorekeeper Messes Up?

Ask any coach or parent, and one of the main issues in sports today is a sense of accountability. That means that you need to measure up to – and own – your mistakes. Being held accountable is often a painful and inconvenient process for the key person involved. But the reality is, it ha.... More »
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How Steph Curry Became Resilient: A Lesson for Parents + MORE

Using Resiliency to Overcome Frustration Does your young athlete become frustrated when things don’t go as planned during a game or even practice? Does frustration lead them to think negatively about themselves? Do they lose confidence in their ability? To not want to play anymore? Young athletes.... More »
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68 Countries Where Women’s Soccer Dominates + MORE

Soccer is definitely the world's most popular and most played sport! Our friends at Soccer Training Lab have come up with a cool infographic that shows just how popular women's soccer is around the world by spotlighting the 68 countries where the women's teams are actually stronger than the men's te.... More »
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What to Do When Sports Kids Want to Quit + MORE

How to Help Sports Kids Feel Less Pressure What should you do if your young athlete wants to quit sports? Seventy-five percent of young athletes quit sports by the age of 16. The reasons vary, but most often, the child is no longer having fun. As sports parents, what can you do? You need to remembe.... More »

COACHING TIPS: More Important Suggestions for Volunteer Youth Coaches

Because of the great response I had to my program last week on youth coaching tips, I felt compelled to continue with more this week. Again, these are aimed at volunteer youth coaches — most likely parents with kids between the ages of 6-12 – who are playing sports at the local rec level.... More »
junior football tournaments 1522187123 1797852315 Overthrowing: Abnormal Shoulder MRIs In Young Baseball Players Without Shoulder PainBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A recent medical study showed that more than 50% of throwing shoulders in young baseball players without shoulder pain had MRI abnormalities
These MRI issues have the potential to cause long term issues for the shoulder
Players who played more than 8 months out of the year and were baseball-only athletes had a 100% chance of an abnormal MRI, regardless of playing position

At least once a week I’ll see a young athlete in the clinic with shoulder pain and at the end of a careful discussion, physical exam, and further discussion with the parents I’ll hear “that’s great, now can he have his MRI this afternoon”…

Continue Reading On blog.sidelinesportsdoc.com »