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Recognizing injuries in youth sports on Coast Live

Posted at 1:48 PM, Oct 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-27 07:48:16-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - For many youth sports programs, this fall has been the first return to normal since the spring of 2020. t’s possible, however, that resuming competitive sports after a year or more of lockdown – where inactivity was the norm for many – could lead to an uptick in injuries.

Dr. Miho Tanaka, Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon and Director, Women's Sports Medicine Program at Mass General Brigham, joins us to discuss the proactive steps that youth athletes, their parents and coaches can take to recognize injuries as the fall season continues.