logo
flag   

Keyword Search: in
The 3 Most Common Injuries in Baseball and How to Prevent Them
View article disclaimer and terms
Tags: health tips

This article has been viewed 119 times.
Ask us a Question
Name
Email Address
Comments
Code ^

When spring rolls around, it can only mean one thing - it's baseball season! However, playing every day or every weekend in tournaments that span whole weekends can cause lots of strain on an athlete's body.

Andrew Smith, a baseball coach, and writer at thebatnerds.com, shares valuable insight on what causes baseball injuries. Moreover, he shares how little league baseball players can steer clear of injuries and stay healthy all season long.

Baseball injuries are an unpleasant fact of life that can't be entirely avoided. If there were a way, big league Baseball teams who continuously fork out millions of dollars to remain on the bench injured would undoubtedly have found it.

Fatigue is the number one cause of injury. Look out for the tell-tale signs of fatigue because it can prevent serious baseball injuries.

Fatigue is caused by several things: playing all year round, playing in multiple situations (e.g. pitcher and catcher in the same game), high pitch count, lack of sleep, and bad diet.

Fortunately, the signs of fatigue are quite evident. Parents should keep an eye out for these, as a sign that their young star is experiencing burn out.

●        Sudden loss of interest

●        Continued complaints of soreness or muscle strain.

●        Reduced performance

●        Slow reaction time

●        Decreased speed of movement or pitches

Nonetheless, there are three common injuries in Little League baseballthat we can take a look at protecting against or, at best, reduce the seriousness.

Blisters are the number one injury in Little League Baseball, and these come about as a result of inflammation caused by gear rubbing against the skin, which then causes the 1st layer of skin to separate from the 2nd layer. The body, after that, produces sebum to load the gap between both skin layers in order to secure the injury from more damages.

Getting the right gear, like the correct pair of baseball cleats, for instance, should help prevent getting blisters. However, once the sore has occurred, the very first concern is to stop further injury by making use of powders and anti-irritation gels.

If the blister isn't as severe, you can let it heal on its own. However, if, by any chance, you notice that there's pus oozing out of it, are in severe discomfort, or there are signs of infection, the bister (now a wound) should be drained with a sterile needle to get all the pus out. Afterward, you should then apply some antibacterial lotion onto it, then tie the up the wound with a bandage.

Little league elbowis a common injury that affects players that are yet to hit puberty. It is caused by throwing too many pitches in a short period of time. Should this happen, stop all throwing exercises and take a break. Depending on the severity, use ice every 20 mins every hour for 4 or 5 hours to reduce any kind of swelling.

To avoid little league elbow, keep an eye on the number of pitches your players throw. Keep it at no more than 100 pitches a week.

Muscle strain tops the list of the three main injuries in little league baseball. Practicing on the right fielding and running techniques is the best approach to try and protect against these kinds of injuries.

The level of the strain determines the treatment of the injury. A mild strain might be treated with ice packs rotated every 20 minutes or so for a period of 8 hrs. To decrease the swelling, raise the leg with muscle strain above your torso or your heart.

With that being said, if you're playing on a pitch that you're unfamiliar with, set aside some time to walk around the field to look for any gaping holes or unleveled ground that could cause you to turn your ankle.

As with all injuries, please seek a doctor's opinion if the bruise or sprain is severe.




By Ella Maclin Writer
All rights reserved. Any reproducing of this article must have the author name and all the links intact.

Ella Maclin Writer

Author:

Biography: I am Ella Maclin from the United States.

ALSO VIEW OUR
Articles
(Total : 48)
  Title
Sort by Title A-Z
Sort by Title Z-A
3 Tips for Raising a Healthy Kitten
5 MAJOR WARNING SIGNS OF WHEN YOU NEED TO SEE A THERAPIST
5 Remarkable Benefits of Kratom
5 Things You Can Do To Stay Healthy
5 Tips on How to Avoid Age Related Illnesses
A Healthy Eating Plan to Avoid Illness and Obesity
Beware of Dry Mouth
Cutting-Edge Research Shared by Leading Minds in Neonatal Neurology Convene
Diagnosing Prediabetes
Dumbbell Workout - Big Bicep Tip for Mass
Famous Herbs to Decrease Arthritis Pain
Five Simple (But Important) Things to Remember About Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Kansas City
Get a Nose Job in Thailand and Save 60% on The Costs at Home
Getting Kids to Unplug Devices
Got Pain? It Could Be Gluten
How does REGAINE foam work?
How Long Does Depression Last after Quitting Weed, and How to Combat it?
HOW MENOPAUSE AFFECTS YOUR SLEEP
How often should you use an inversion table?
How to Choose the Right Safety Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis?
If You’re an Adult and Have Brackets, You Really Need to Read this Article
Importance of Regular Pet Grooming and Overall Health
Is a Lack of Sleep Negatively Affecting Your Work and Personal Life – This Sleep Supplement Could Be All You Need
Is Cloud Chasing the Future of Vaping?
Is Your Child Eating Enough Good Nutrition?
Learn How To Improve Your Health at this Great Expo!
Medical Billing Companies
MitragynaSpeciosa Tea
Occupational Health - Workplace Health Management
Powerful Alternative Treatment for Mental Illness
Practical Ways to Slow Down the Aging Process
Prediabetes Symptoms and Treatments
Simple Strategies for Managing Anger & Your Mental Health
Super-food Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe
The 3 Most Common Injuries in Baseball and How to Prevent Them
The Best Vape Mods
The Surprising Benefits of Using Cannabis Cream
The Ultimate Fountain of Youth
Tips for Finding a Good Dentist in Miranda
Tips for Saving Time and Money When You Are Using a Grocery Delivery Service
Top 4 Reasons to Grow Your Own Marijuana
Top 5 Essential Oils for Regular Use
Treating Drug Addiction With Ibogaine: Risks Vs Benefits
Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder-Diagnosis and Treatment
Vaping Myths That Just Won't go Away
What You Should Know about Burial and Financial Expense Insurance
Why Kids Indoor Play Centers Are Getting So Popular?
Why My Teeth Are Sensitive to Sweets, Hot and Cold?


Contact Form

Please use this form to contact Ella Maclin
** This form is intended for those with genuine enquiries/questions.
 

Name
Company (if any)
Comments
Email
Phone
  To avoid misuse and spamming, please enter the verification code, shown below, to send your message. Thank you
 
if you can't read the image text to load another one.
Enter Code
 

Disclaimer and Terms. This article is the opinion of the author. WorldwideHealth.com makes no claims regarding this information. WorldwideHealth.com recommends that all medical conditions should be treated by a physician competent in treating that particular condition. WorldwideHealth.com takes no responsibility for customers choosing to treat themselves. Your use of this information is at your own risk. Your use of this information is governed by WWH terms and conditions.