I recently read an article that conducted a study on high school sport specialization and the risk for lower extremity injuries. It was conducted with 29 high schools in Wisconsin and it involved 1500 students equally divided, male and female.
The study states that student-athletes that specialize in one sport had a 46% increased chance to sustain a lower extremity injury than student-athletes who did not specialize 24%. Plus, the specialized student-athletes had a 60% increased chance at sustaining a new lower extremity injury.
The most common type of previous injuries were ligament sprains (51%) and muscle/tendon strains (20%) to … Read More