Pitching Injuries On The Rise Now That It’s Baseball Season

Spring is here, which means baseball season, which typically means an increase in youth pitching injuries, according to Eric Small, MD, a former star Little League pitcher, current baseball coach for 16 years and a Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Many Tommy John shoulder surgeries (ulna collateral ligament tears) are performed at this time of year, and unquestionably one of the main culprits is increased baseball pitching.

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