Baseball Injury and Prevention
In baseball, each player learns to perform a very focused set of movements. These repetitive movements can lead to overuse injuries. In addition, other injuries can occur due to the stress baseball places on other key areas, like shoulders, elbows, wrists and knees. This results in some other very common baseball injuries like:
- Achilles tears
- Hand or wrist sprains, fractures or dislocations
- Little leaguer’s elbow, or ligament sprains
- Shoulder and Rotator Cuff injuries
Baseball athletes can experience injury in other areas, as well. Sprains or strains can occur in the muscles in the calves and thighs, and ACL tears are common. An ACL tear can be especially difficult, as they do not heal on their own and surgery is often required.
The best approach to baseball injuries, however, is to prevent them. A physical therapist can help you learn how you use your muscles and joints when you play, and show you how you should be using them. Using proper form goes a long way towards injury prevention.
For baseball players, physical therapists can help prevent injuries from occurring and guide recovery when they do. If you’re sidelined due to an injury, contact any of our clinics for a free injury screening.
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