The Curveball Debate Revisited:
WHY Do They Cause Injury?
March 12, 2012
(click here for the .pdf)
A front cover story in the NY Times today:
contains great information on curveballs and corrects a common misconception on WHY they cause elbow injuries.
Many coaches still teach its the snap of the wrist that causes injury but this theory was disproved in 2009:
Instead, the article correctly states elbow injuries occur from a COMBINATION of
1) Improper pitching mechanics (in the form of tilting the shoulders to get on top of the ball):
As well as:
2) Throwing too many pitches during the season that is most common in kids who play year-round baseball:
You can make an appt with Dr. Arnold
to get a pitching video analysis done.
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