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Baseball Injuries

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Baseball injuries tend to be either overuse injuries of the shoulder and elbow especially due to the repetitive motion of throwing and pitching, or acute traumatic injuries, often due to collisions, falls and impacts, and often to the knee.

Common Baseball Injuries

Shoulder Injuries

Rotator Cuff Injuries
These can be either tears to the muscle, or tendon in an acute incident, or can be gradual onset, overuse injuries, usually to the Supraspinatus or Infraspinatus tendons....more

Impingement Syndrome
Impingement syndrome is an overuse injury which is caused by friction between one of the rotator cuff tendons and the acromion process of the shoulder blade....more

Shoulder Instability
An unstable shoulder can be the result of a previous injury or can be an inherent condition caused by ligament and capsule laxity. This can cause problems in sports such as baseball due to the demands placed on the shoulder when throwing and can lead to subluxations....more

Elbow Injuries

Medial Epicondylitis
This condition is often known as little leaguer's elbow or golfers elbow. Its cause is repetitive wrist flexion placing stress on the muscles of the forearm which attach to the medial epicondyle (bony protrusion on the inside of the elbow)....more

Lateral Epicondylitis
This injury is often known as tennis elbow and causes pain at the lateral epicondyle (bony protrusion on the outside of the elbow). It is caused by repetitive wrist extension....more

Radial Nerve Entrapment
The radial nerve passes the elbow joint close to the lateral epicondyle. Any inflammation of these muscle can cause impingement of the nerve, which produces symptoms very similar to tennis elbow....more

Medial Ligament Sprain
This ligament runs down the inside of the elbow joint and provides stability. It can become inflamed with overuse due to poor technique or can tear with a sudden force....more

Knee Injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
The ACL is situated deep within the knee joint and prevents the Tibia (shin bone) from moving out from underneath the Femur (thigh bone). Injuries are most likely to occur when running from base to base, especially when changing direction....more

Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries

The medial ligament passes down the inside of the knee joint from the Femur (thigh bone) to the Tibia (shin bone) and provides stability to the inside of the joint. Damage can occur to this ligament when there is a force applied to the outside of the knee or if the foot is fixed and the body moves in the opposite direction....more

Meniscus Injuries
The menisci are two circular shaped pieces of cartilage which sit on the top of the Tibia (shin bone) deep within the knee joint. The medial menisci is more commonly injured which often occurs when the foot is fixed and body is twisted....more

Foot Injuries
Plantar Fasciitis, Bruised Heel, Blisters ....more

Lower Leg and Ankle Injuries
Shin splints, Ankle sprain, Calf strain, Anterior compartment syndrome....more

Knee injuries
ACL injury, Patella pain, Jumper's knee, Osgood Schlatters disease......more

Thigh Injuries
Pulled Hamstring, Thigh Strain, Dead Leg / Contusion, Myositis Ossificans ....more.

Lower Back Pain
Acute Low Back Pain, Chronic Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Slipped Disc ...more.

Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder Anatomy, Rotator Cuff Injury, Disclocated Shoulder, AC Joint Sprain....more.

Elbow Injuries
Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Bursitis (Students Elbow), Triceps Tendon Strain....more.

Contact  Northwest Independent Baseball League Duane Wangenheim 503 208 2009 Baseball@nwibl.org

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