While ACL injuries are common in all sports, they are not often discussed in the baseball population. There is a heavy amount of new research that can give us clues as to how to safely return athletes to sport following ACL reconstruction, which has become a hot topic issue in the sports rehabilitation world. This article discusses some of these research findings as well as some considerations that should be made for athletes returning to baseball after ACL reconstruction.
Blisters can be a major issue among baseball pitchers resulting in significant loss of playing time. As blister injury trends continue to increase, coaches and medical professionals need to be aware of strategies to prevent and treat these injuries. Here are some current strategies in the prevention and treatment of blisters.
In Tommy John Surgery recovery, one of the most difficult aspects of the recovery is handling the pain, discomfort, and seemingly random changes in how one’s arm feels. As a pitcher gets to the final phase of his recovery – month eight and beyond – it becomes a constant battle of throttling up and down on how often to throw, how hard to throw, and how much pain and discomfort should be tolerated during throwing. Learn how to manage this in this article.
A loss of shoulder internal rotation, commonly referred to as GIRD, is a hot topic within the athletic rehab population, but does it really predict a baseball player’s injury risk? This article summarizes exactly what GIRD is, what it isn’t, and incorporates the findings of a recently published article that reports that they’re potentially other measurements that may be more beneficial to predict shoulder and elbow injuries in baseball players. By having a better understanding of GIRD and the other measurements, we can learn to treat athletes more efficiently and effectively.