Top 10 things to Know if You Participate in a Throwing Sport
1. Throwing sports are those that involve high-velocity maximum effort arm motions to propel objects and include baseball, softball, tennis, football, and track and field sports like javelin, hammer throw, and shot put to name a few.
7. There is a tip sheet available through STOP SPORTS INJURIES that outlines suggested limits for young throwers and some safety tips. They were generated by my mentor, James R. Andrews, MD and his colleagues Mary Lloyd Ireland and Glenn Fleisig.
8. Pitchers can reduce the risk of shoulder injury by doing repeated warmups between innings. These are called “Two Out Drills.” Modified versions of these intermittent warmups can help prevent shoulder injuries in tennis, softball, track and field, golf and other sports.