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Beaumont, AB T4X 1E4

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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 inflamed and irritated as it passes through a narrow space usually between two bony surfaces. This results in a decrease of range of motion and strength of the shoulder. If left untreated, impingement can result in possible tearing of the tendon as the tendon degenerates from constant inflammation. In...

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