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Longitudinal study of elbow and shoulder pain in youth baseball pitchers.

Authors
  • Lyman, S
  • Fleisig, G S
  • Waterbor, J W
  • Funkhouser, E M
  • Pulley, L
  • Andrews, J R
  • Osinski, E D
  • Roseman, J M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters-Kluwer) - American College of Sports Medicine
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2001
Volume
33
Issue
11
Pages
1803–1810
Identifiers
PMID: 11689728
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Arm complaints are common, with nearly half of the subjects reporting pain. The factors associated with elbow and shoulder pain were different, suggesting differing etiologies. Developmental factors may be important in both. To lower the risk of pain at both locations, young pitchers probably should not throw more than 75 pitches in a game. Other recommendations are to remove pitchers from a game if they demonstrate arm fatigue and limit pitching in nonleague games.

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