Posted on: 02 September, 2019
Baseball is one of the most demanding sports on the shoulder and elbow. In order to throw properly without injury, there is a complex interplay between muscle groups of the trunk, upper and lower body. Power is generated rom the lower body in contact with the ground and passed along the kinetic chain, which consists of interrelated groups of body segments, connecting joints, the spine and muscles. A substantial amount of force is generated hich ultimately passes through the shoulder and elbow during the phases of a baseball throw, from winding up to ball release. Each throwing phase imparts a different set of movements and loads on the upper extremity which can cause a myriad of different problems depending on the specific details involved.