Injuries in Baseball
Among the most common baseball injuries are those involving tears or other damage to the rotator cuff as a result of repetitive actions such as pitching.If you have suffered an injury of this type, the result is typically pain in the affected shoulder, especially when you lie on it. In addition, baseball pitching can also commonly result in damage to the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow. Recovery from such an injury will usually require the use of a shoulder brace to take excess pressure off the joint and allow it to heal. The shoulder and elbow injuries in baseball can bear a lot in common with those seen in cricket.
As with many sports, the knee is among the most vulnerable joints for baseball players. For example, batters may experience acute injuries to the medial collateral or the anterior cruciate ligament as a result of running from base to base and stopping suddenly with the foot planted or the knee flexed. In some cases, knee braces can help to promote recovery from these types of baseball injuries. As with rotator cuff injuries, an appropriately designed knee brace can relieve the pressure on the soft tissues of the knee and help to promote healing.
In addition to these baseball injuries, baseball players can experience muscle sprains or strains due to overuse of the muscles or ligaments in the legs, arms or back. For example, baseball batters’ repeated swinging of the bat can cause damage to the vertebrae of the back. This can result in a condition known as spondylolysis. Back braces can help to reduce the pain of this condition.