There’s no doubt about it, playing sports is great for a teen’s mental and physical health. However, as more children and teens participate in organized sports – sometimes year-round – we’re seeing an alarming increase in the number of teen athletes suffering from overuse injuries. In fact, nearly half of all sports injuries in middle and high school students are caused by overuse.
About Dr. Cruz
Aristides I. Cruz, Jr. MD, MBA is a Pediatric Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of orthopaedic conditions in children and adolescents. His areas of interest include traumatic injuries and fracture care, treatment of pediatric and adolescent sports related conditions, and general pediatric orthopaedics.