Throwing & Pitching Injuries
Dr Jimmy Conway has been working with collegiate and professional baseball and football players since the early 1990s. Repetitive throwing motions, especially the high-speed overhand throw used in a baseball pitch, can cause major stress on the elbow joint. Left untreated, throwing and pitching injuries can contribute to long-term damage to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the elbow. Treatment typically involves rehabilitation or surgery.
I treat collegiate and professional athletes. It’s important for all athletes to know that I understand their commitment to their sport. I was a college athlete. I know what it means to perform at that level. – Jimmy Conway, M.D.
Common Throwing Injuries
- Flexor Tendinitis
- Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
- Valgus Extension Overload
- Olecranon Stress Fracture
- Ulnar Neuritis
The incidence of elbow injury is high among elite baseball pitchers, but they are not the only ones. Women softball players, javelin throwers, lacrosse, tennis players and scratch golfers are also particularly vulnerable. Long-term ligament degeneration is also a contributing factor for athletes who are middle-aged and older.
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