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Injury Prevention For Pitchers

Injury Prevention For Pitchers

There are many ways that young pitchers can injure themselves but the most common of the pitching injuries come from pitchers who have thrown too much. This overuse of the arm causes stress on the tendons, ligaments, muscles, and growth plates in the young pitcher's arm.

Tendons and ligaments seem like what we always hear the Big League guys on TV hurting, but sometimes in younger pitchers (little league and high school alike) it is their growth plates. These growth plates can easily be stressed because they are made of a soft cartilage that isn't as strong under pressure as some of the other more durable tendons and ligaments in the arm.

When a young pitcher overuses, or throws too many pitches, he puts stress on the arm a