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.
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The knee meniscus is a C-shaped structure made of fibrocartilage which functions as a shock absorber during daily activities. It is located within the knee between the top bone (femur) and the bottom bone (tibia). There, it not only protects the lining of the knee (hyaline cartilage) by its cushioning effect, but also protects the ligaments of the knee by acting as a stabilizer.
Here is a very good article detailing why.
With the Olympics over and school starting, it’s important to think about staying injury-free as the fall sports season begins. Athletes in sports involving running, jumping, landing, twisting, and pivoting are at a higher risk for serious knee ligament injuries.