The baseball pitching mechanism combines a high level of neuromuscular coordination in the upper extremity, rotatory movements of the pelvis and trunk, and strength and endurance in the lower extremities. Any interruption of these integrated movements produces additional stress to the shoulder and its surrounding soft tissue structures, and will result in decreased performance. This paper describes throwing mechanism, analyzes pathomechanics of shoulder problems, and presents management and prevention methods of throwing arm injuries.
- Pitching shoulder
- Sports injury