Video: Use It, Don't Overuse It with Dr. PolouskySports specialization can lead to repetitive injuries.
In an effort to keep up with the competition, sports specialization at an early age is increasingly common.
Due in part to that specialization, Dr. John Polousky — the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at the Children's Health Center of Plano and Surgical Director of the Children's Health Andrews Institute — sees repetitive injuries from over-practice and overuse.
The good news is that surgery is not warranted for most injuries of this type. Physical therapy is effective at resting and rehabilitating the muscles and structures around the injured area.
Dr. Polousky encourages kids to play multiple sports as different muscles and movement patterns are used.
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