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Baseball Injury Causes

Acute

  • Being hit with the ball or a bat, resulting in soft tissue injuries
  • Sliding or diving into a base
  • Using improper equipment and playing techniques or mechanics

Overuse

  • Throwing too much or too hard can injure the shoulder and elbow, particularly the rotator cuff, labrum and biceps
  • An acute event may be triggered by repetitive stress and strain on the structures in the arm
  • Throwing injuries that affect the elbow including the ulna collateral ligament and medial epicondyle