Throwing Injuries

What is a throwing injury?

Throwing injuries are injuries to the shoulder and/or elbow. They can include tendonitis, shoulder instability, bursitis, and ligament damage. These types of injuries are primarily seen in baseball, softball, and football athletes, but they are also common in volleyball and water polo athletes. Proper mechanics and recovery time are crucial in reducing the risk of a throwing injury.

What causes a throwing injury?

If your child has a throwing injury, it may be due to:

  • Improper techniques.
  • Repetition.
  • Training errors—trying to do too much, too fast.
  • Muscle imbalance.

What are some symptoms of a throwing injury?

If your child has a throwing injury, he or she may experience:

  • Weakness.
  • Loss of range of motion.
  • Loss of control of or velocity to the throw.
  • Constant discomfort.
  • Swelling.
  • Tenderness to touch at point of injury.

Why choose us to treat your child’s throwing injury?

Our pediatric sports medicine specialists can quickly get your child on the road to recovery and work with your child to avoid future injuries by fixing any form issues and building a solid foundation of strength and conditioning training, with plenty of time for rest. Our doctors also conduct research to identify new treatments for throwing injuries and better understand how to prevent them in the future.