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Avoiding Overuse Baseball Injuries in Young Pitchers

CHKD Sports Medicine Blog

By: Deborah Fischi, MSEd, ATC, VATL

As summer has finally arrived, and our athletes have taken to the baseball fields, it’s very important for parents and coaches to keep track of our young pitchers’ arms.  Every kid growing up playing baseball wants to be a pitcher and while some are better at it than others, it’s important not to overdo it.  This should be taught at an early age as to try to avoid many of the overuse injuries that occur.

Since the growth of the young athlete’s bones, muscles and connective tissue doesn’t usually fully develop until at least age 16, it is imperative that the athlete does not overdo it early on.  Overuse injuries can develop in the young athlete at any age and can affect the child’s arm for a long, long time.  This is why it is important that the parents and the coaches limit the…

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