mercredi 30 avril 2014

In pitching injuries, the elbow is connected to the hip

A pitcher’s elbow injury could be linked to movement in the hips, research finds. When the pitcher performs a pitch, much of the stress is focused on a single ligament: the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow joint. About 1,000 pounds of pressure per square inch can be placed upon that ligament, researchers say. Coaches and athletic trainers could easily help athletes by improving the flexibility in their hips. In pitching injuries, the elbow is connected to the hip

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