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Pitching With Pain

Pitching With Pain

When should a pitcher throw through pain and when should he decide to shut it down? To know the answer to the question a pitcher has to learn what is normal pain and what isn't. This only happens through experience.

Each pitcher will have to learn the difference of pain vs. soreness. This takes years of trying to understand your own body. The first time a pitcher feels sore or stiff they may think something is wrong. Once they have made the decision to throw through it and realize everything is ok, then they can identify that feeling as soreness or stiffness. This is the process they have to do everytime they feel something wrong or different with their body.

Having a close relationship with your trainer is a good way to help make decisions on whether or not to pitch through something or to shut it down. Once a pitcher understands his body and what is pain and what is soreness, he will then be able to stop throwing when he should. This will make the chance for serious injury alot less because the pitcher was able to catch it before it got too bad.

Once a pitcher decides to shut it down, he should get with his trainer to talk about a rehab program. A rehabilitation program will help get the pitcher back to the shape that he was in before he started feeling this pa