A 47-year-old member asked:
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what is a worse injury for a pitcher, a shoulder injury or elbow injury?

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pitcher: They both can be equally impairing, especially if the require surgery. With both areas if it is not a surgical problem it is important to evaluate the throwing motion and the whole body kinetic chain to decern if a deficit is the cause of your shoulder or elbow pain. Important to not just focus on the area with symptoms but also focus on why you got the symptoms from throwing.
Answered on Nov 9, 2012

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