Prevent Baseball Arm Injuries With Proper Rest and Cross Training

baseball arm injuriesTaking care of your arm involves adhering to some well-established practices such as keeping track of pitch counts, proper mechanics, not throwing when fatigued or tired, and ensuring proper rest between outings. Nevertheless, injury to the elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) necessitating UCL or Tommy John surgery is always a risk, especially with involvement in baseball around the clock, year-round, and at earlier ages. It’s important that we remember to cross train, as no one sport can provide all types of work and exercise – for example, incorporating other activities such as running, swimming, yoga and basketball.

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