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Avoiding injury this BASEBALL season

As we gear up for baseball season this year, it is important to begin training early in order to prevent injuries from occurring once the season starts. In baseball, the most common injuries we see are overuse injuries of the shoulder and elbow. An overuse injury occurs when a repetitive action such as throwing, is performed so many times that the muscles and ligaments that usually control a joint, begin to stretch and fatigue. Once these structures begin to fatigue then the body naturally changes the mechanics it uses to perform the throwing action, which in turn often results in injury such as impingement or microtearing of soft tissues. Impingement syndrome occurs when a tendon becomes in

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