Spring has sprung and it comes with the crack of the bat and the smell of the fresh cut grass.
Youth baseball is popular for kids of all ages, but if a child has arm pain from throwing, parents need gto be aware that it could lead to bigger problems.
Doctors say it’s something to keep an eye on.
When a child throws a certain number of pitches, they need a certain amount of rest to allow the arm to heal from the stress. These rest requirements are broken down by age. If a child’s arm isn’t rested properly, it can lead to growth plate issues, cartilage damage and early arthritis.
Around 46-percent of players report being encouraged to play through pain.