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.
The interval throwing program is an important part of the rehabilitation process following surgery or injury. However, there are key components of the program that must be examined before implementing. Starting a throwing program without proper guidance or supervision can cause serious injury or re-injury due to its involvedness. This article identifies those components and how they can be detrimental to adolescent or mature throwers if not addressed properly.