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Going to the ER Can Lead to Wasted Time, Money for Baseball and Softball Players

Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: UCAOA/Marketing
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  From the crack of a bat to the roar of the crowd after a big strike out, baseball and softball are a great way to celebrate the return of spring. However, these sports often lead to common injuries. Luckily, baseball and softball players and their families can go to to search the 7,639 urgent care centers nationwide* for a location nearby to receive convenient, affordable treatment.

According to the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA), baseball and softball players should visit their local urgent care center, which are an alternative to the emergency room or free-standing emergency department, for common injuries to these body parts:


  • Rotator Cuff: The repetitive movements used by pitchers can cause the tendons in the upper arm to weaken
  • Inner Arm: Repetitive throwing movements can also lead to pain and tenderness in the inner elbow
  • Knees and Ankles: Sudden starts and stops on the base paths and aggressive slides put the lower body in harm’s way
  • Lower Back: A big home run swing may get the fans off their feet, but it also places enormous pressure on the lower back

The message? Know where to go before you need to go. 

*UCAOA Urgent Care Industry White Paper, The Essential Role of the Urgent Care Center in Population Health, Stoimenoff, Newman, 2018




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