Elbow and Arm Injuries

Any athlete who participates in repetitive overhead throwing, places extremely high stresses on the elbow and arm.  These high stresses are repeated many times and can lead to serious overuse injury.

Unlike an acute injury that results from a fall or collision with another player, an overuse injury occurs gradually over time. In many cases, overuse injuries develop when an athletic movement is repeated often during single periods of play, and when these periods of play — games, practices — are so frequent that the body does not have enough time to rest and heal.


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