Has your little leaguer or high school athlete started spring baseball? Prevent overuse baseball injuries with a few simple tips. Warm up! Stretch, warm up laps and easy, gradual throwing are a must. Consider a throwing program, to get your pitcher in top shape for the throwing season. Avoid pitching on multiple teams with overlapping seasons. Stress to your athlete to tell coach and parents if their arm is in pain. If injured after regular office hours, come by Tulsa Bone & Joint’s Urgent Care at the BA Expy and Hwy 169 TBJurgentcare.com
Dr. Navin Kilambi and Dr. Caleb Nunley are the Official Team Physicians for the Owasso Rams.Tulsa Bone & Joint of Owasso has been serving the community for over 10 years, offering top-quality orthopedic care. Our board certified and fellowship trained physicians offer you and your family compassionate care. Call (918) 272-9464 for an appointment in Owasso.
Drs. Tony Jabbour and Wes Stotler offer a few tips for your young athletes.
- Check equipment: Kids grow quickly! It may have been a few months since they laced up their cleats or put on that lacrosse helmet. Check gear for proper fit and any wear and tear. And break in those shoes before practice or games to avoid blisters.
- Inspect field conditions: Inspect the field for debris and divots. Uneven playing surfaces increase the risk of non-contact injuries such as ankle sprains or ACL tears.
- Proper cool down: Stretching after workouts is a must. Muscles that haven’t been used in a while will likely be sore. For example, a baseball player’s throwing arm might be tight after dribbling a basketball all season. Stretch before and after training to prevent muscle strain.
Join us for a FREE SEMINAR — Safe Exercise: Injury Prevention and Treatment Options presented by Dr. Navin Kilambi, Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon and Dr. Caleb Nunley, Sports Medicine Primary Care, both with Tulsa Bone & Joint of Owasso. We all know that exercise is important to overall health. But what if exercise hurts? Come to this free seminar to learn about safe exercise programs, strategies for injury prevention, and surgical and non-surgical treatment options if you have an injury. Seminar is Thursday, March 9 from 6-7pm at St. John Owasso, Medical Office Building, Room 170, 12455 East 100th St. North. Call the St. John PulseLine at 918-744-0123 to reserve your seat today.
The physicians at Tulsa Bone & Joint are pleased to welcome Dr. Brent Dressler to the practice. A board certified orthopedic trauma surgeon, Dressler’s fellowship in orthopedic traumatology and his work at Christus Spohn Health in Corpus Christi, Texas enhances the success of the collaborative team effort at Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates.