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My son is a pitcher. How can he prevent injury to his elbow/shoulder?

Baseball players in general are predisposed to shoulder injuries; pitchers in particular, even more so. This is because they throw the ball many more times than their teammates. To prevent injury, make sure your son is getting adequate rest after practice and games. A corrective exercise program that targets the upper extremities is also very beneficial. This lengthens the muscles that are tight and overused, and strengthens the muscles that are lengthened and weak as a result of altered movement patterns caused by the tight muscles.

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