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Pitching Injuries

Pitching Injuries

It is important as a pitcher to identify a pitching injury early so that you do not keep pitching and cause more damage to your arm. Although every pitcher must be tough and pitch through soreness, you need to know when to throw through it and when not to. Click here for more information on when to throw through it and when to shut it down (link).

Anytime you feel any pain you should go get your arm checked out. It isn't worth it to take a chance with it. There are a few main injuries that a pitcher should be aware of.

1) Elow pain

2) Shoulder pain

3) Back pain

These three areas are the most susceptable to pitching injuries. Let's look at each section individually so we can help you identify some injuries.


Tommy John - A surgery named after a former LA Dodgers pitcher who was the first to replace the ligament in his elbow with a tendon from another part of his body. How it happens is the ulnar collateral ligament becomes stretched, frayed, or torn. This can happen from repetitive stress of the throwing motion. Although it is becoming a more practiced surgery to y