It is estimated that more than six million individuals play organized baseball every year in the United States. As baseball’s popularity has increased, so have the number of shoulder and elbow injuries among athletes. In fact, the percentage of elbow reconstructions on high school pitchers compared to college-level pitchers has increased dramatically over the last twelve years.
Catch Dr. Luciano-Perez’ blog post about the specific chronic and acute injuries specific to baseball players.
Great post, thanks for sharing! Sports orthotics can also be used for the rehabilitation or prevention of injury. Before any type of custom orthotics are made, you will usually have a biomechanical assessment, video gait analysis and pressure plate analysis so that a podiatrist can have a complete picture of what happens when you run or walk.
We partner with a whole team of sports medicine physicians, sports performance specialists, and certified physical trainers to help athletes of all ages stay active and in the game. You’re absolutely right; training and biomechanical assessment can be a valuable part of injury prevention and recovery!