Novant Health House Call: Overuse Injuries

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nearly 30 million children and adolescents participate in youth sports in the United States, but of course, this increase in play has led to some other startling statistics about injuries among America’s young athletes.

Children ages 5 to 14 account for nearly 40 percent of all sports-related injuries treated in hospitals, and overuse injuries are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle and high school students.

Dr. Christian Turner, Pediatric Sports Medicine Physician with Novant Health Pediatric, stops by to talk overuse injuries and how to prevent or treat them.