Navigation Links
Playing for Fun May Reduce Young Athletes' Injuries
Date:1/22/2013

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes who concentrate on just one sport are more likely to get injured than kids who spend more time playing unorganized sports and games, a new study finds.

Researchers found that young, single-sport athletes who were injured spent much less time in free play and unorganized sports than those who didn't suffer injuries.

"Our findings suggest that more participation in a variety of unorganized sports and free play may be protective of injury, particularly among tennis players," Dr. Neeru Jayanthi, a sports medicine specialist at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill., said in a Loyola news release.

The study included more than 600 young athletes treated for injuries and slightly less than 300 uninjured young athletes who were undergoing sports physicals. The researchers focused on 124 tennis players, including 74 who played no other sport.

Among the single-sport tennis players, the ones who suffered injuries spent almost 13 hours a week playing organized tennis and a little more than two hours a week in free play and recreation. The uninjured tennis players spent about 10 hours weekly playing organized tennis and about four hours per week in free play and recreation.

The injured tennis players spent more than five times as much time playing organized tennis as they did in free play, compared with 2.6 times more for the uninjured players.

Uninjured athletes who played all sports spent only twice as much time playing organized sports as they did in recreational free play, the study found.

The study was presented recently at a conference in Atlanta sponsored by the Society for Tennis Medicine and Science and the U.S. Tennis Association. Data and conclusions presented at medical meetings are typically considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

More information

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for preventing sports injuries in children.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Loyola University Health System, news release, Jan. 11, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds that single mothers can reduce stress by playing, engaging with children
2. Playing Several Sports Keeps Kids Slimmer: Study
3. Canadian researcher is on a mission to create an equal playing field at the Paralympic Games
4. Is your memory playing tricks on you? Check your medicine cabinet!
5. Can Playing Soccer Lead to Brain Damage?
6. Reading, writing and playing games may help aging brains stay healthy
7. Playing Cards May Prevent Brain Aging According to a New Research Reviewed by The Project for Natural Health Choices, Inc
8. Huntingtons Disease Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk in Study
9. BMC study shows diverting passengers to elevators could help reduce falls at Logan Airport
10. Decision guide reduced uncertainty over breast cancer prevention, study finds
11. Scoliosis Treatment Might Reduce Need for Surgeries
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Playing for Fun May Reduce Young Athletes' Injuries
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... John Stewart joins ... Managing Member for t4 Leadership Development & Consulting. He has spent his career ... “success”: physician leadership development, servant leadership, data driven process improvement, and supportive technology. ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 22, 2017 , ... Although Labor ... of July, many communities have begun providing weekend displays, and numerous households celebrate the ... humans, they can be downright terrifying for pets. , Kris Zambo, owner of ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... The National ... a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is ... leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... SportsEngine, ... become the Official Technology Partner of North Country Region Volleyball and will power ... volleyball software, along with providing sport management software to their member clubs. ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... Duncan ... program serving the people of Michigan. The new initiative fundraises for the Kalamazoo ... the very forefront of animal protection and welfare by addressing the root causes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/31/2017)... -- 7D Surgical, developer of ground breaking surgical navigation technologies, ... System to support its strategic sales plan in ... Virginia.  7D Surgical has entered into an exclusive sales representative ... facilities within those markets. ... Spartan Medical Purchases 7D ...
(Date:7/28/2017)... , July 28, 2017 EnvoyHealth, a Diplomat ... pilot a program for CleverCap LITE, a technology designed ... strives to deliver innovative health technology solutions and services ... CleverCap LITE offers medication ... high-tech bottle cover: ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... July 27, 2017  West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: ... for the second-quarter 2017 and updated financial guidance for ... Second-Quarter 2017 Highlights Reported net sales ... the prior-year quarter. Net sales at constant currency (organic) ... EPS was $0.51, compared to $0.60 in the prior-year ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: