As America’s favorite pastime, baseball is one of the most popular high school and college sports played all around the country. As a baseball player, you know how intense both the game and baseball practices can be. There’s so much that goes into playing a great baseball game, and while winning is a major high point, injuries can prove to be some of the lowest lows.
Some common injuries in baseball include:
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Medial ulnar collateral ligament injuries (Tommy John)
- Shoulder pain (Dead Arm syndrome)
- Elbow pain
None of these are terribly surprising. Think about it – pitchers throw the ball at incredibly high speeds. Side note: the fastest pitch ever thrown in the MLB was 106 mph by Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds in 2010. Just wrap your head around that! Plus, all the other baseball players are constantly throwing the baseball to one another in the hopes of hearing that resonant “You’re Out!” from the umpire.
In addition to the common injuries in baseball listed above, there are other injuries to be aware of. Baseball is highly active and involves running, fast directional changes, quick stops, and a ton of wrist mobility to catch the ball. This makes baseball players subject to other injuries like:
- Wrist tendonitis
- Pitcher’s elbow
- ACL, LCL, MCL, PCL injuries or tears
- Ankle sprains
- Low back pain
Whether you’re playing at the high school or collegiate level, it’s critical that you are aware of possible baseball injuries and know how to play the game safely to protect yourself. Similarly, in the event that you do get injured in baseball, you need to have a reliable sports injury physical therapist you can call. Enter Next Level Physio. Call us at 201-746-9966 and we’ll rehab your baseball injury to get you back to the diamond in no time.