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Doctor insights on: Muscles Used In Baseball

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How can I build muscle for baseball?

How can I build muscle for baseball?

Certified trainer: Assuming you're in good health, seeing a certified trainer who specializes in baseball could be a good source for improving the muscles involved in that sport. Ask for references from fellow athletes or your coaches. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Could getting hit by a pitch in baseball cause a ruptured muscle?

Could getting hit by a pitch in baseball cause a ruptured muscle?

Very rarely: This would most likely cause a contusion. A larger contusion is often called a hematoma with significant amount of bleeding beneath the skin. Muscles are quite vascular, and if injured, can definitely bleed enough to cause a sizable hematoma. In all of my years of playing & coaching baseball and treating baseball players, I've never seen a muscle rupture from a direct blow by a baseball. ...Read more

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While working out at baseball training today, I think I might have pulled a chest muscle when pitching. How would I know?

Tenderness in area: Pulled muscles are very common, typically easily diagnosed on physical examination. There is usually tenderness over the muscle involved, discomfort with stretching of the muscle, possible weakness as well on strength testing or activities. Occasonally it can be associated with a 'pop' during the activity. Swelling, bruising, and sometimes a deformity can be seem on inspection as well. ...Read more

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My 11 year old plays baseball and has pain deep in his deltoid muscle when he throws. It has been a problem for about thirty days.?

My 11 year old plays baseball and has pain deep in his deltoid muscle when he throws. It has been a problem for about thirty days.?

See an ortho doc: It is not normal for an 11 year to have shoulder pain when he/she throws, especially pain that has been present for a month. Have your child stop throwing immediately and have them evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. The most likely injury is a stress injury across the growth plate of the upper arm. ...Read more

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My sixteen year old son (plays baseball and piano) has severe weakness in the fingers of his right hand. Mild tremors, muscle atrophy. Ideas?

My sixteen year old son (plays baseball and piano) has severe weakness in the fingers of his right hand. Mild tremors, muscle atrophy. Ideas?

Don't delay: Those symptoms generally suggest a neuromuscular problem (with myriad possible causes/diagnoses) and should be evaluated right away. See your pediatrician, who can examine your son and who will likely refer for a consultation with a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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I have localize numbness in one of my thighs. Size of a base ball. It goes down to my muscle but I have no pain. No muscle weakness. What could it be?

I have localize numbness in one of my thighs. Size of a base ball. It goes down to my muscle but I have no pain. No muscle weakness. What could it be?

Femoral cutaneous: It high possible you sustained femoral cutaneous nerve injury or impingement. The site of impingement usually over your lower abdominal wall or groin area. It happens often for obesity person due to abdominal wall folding or tight belt applying. ...Read more

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My back hurts so much like someone is hitting me with a baseball bat, can it be my weight? What can I do to make it stop? I'm 309 and 21years old 64in

My back hurts so much like someone is hitting me with a baseball bat, can it be my weight? What can I do to make it stop? I'm 309 and 21years old 64in

C a spine surgeon..: ..2 b sure there is nothing serious wrong, if not c a dietitian ; get on a wt loss diet ; u must also b on a regular exercise program. Diet alone is not enough. Join a health club ; have an atc set a program suitable 4 ur needs ; ability. Start with 1 on 1 sessions then join sami-private groups, u meet new friends ; with the fact that u r paying 4 it u will keep it up. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 'yips syndrome' and I'm a baseball pitcher?

What to do if I have 'yips syndrome' and I'm a baseball pitcher?

Consult: The most common symptom of YIPS is an involuntary spasm of the wrist muscles during baseball, golfing, cricket etc.
You need professional help to cure it. ...Read more

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Can throwing a baseball cause synovitis?

Can throwing a baseball cause synovitis?

Possible: Repieated trauma to the joint can cause an inflammatory response in a joint; the aetiology would definitely need to be investigated. ...Read more

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Can throwing a baseball cause synovitis?

Yes: Synovitis from throwing mean you either have an injury or you has poor throwing mechanics. ...Read more

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Why are hamstring injuries common in baseball?

Why are hamstring injuries common in baseball?

Sudden bursts: Are common when running out ground balls or taking an extra base. It can result in an overstressing o the hamstring and often a calf muscle too. ...Read more

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What can be done for baseball injuries in the elbow?

What can be done for baseball injuries in the elbow?

Throwing injuries: Are common in baseball players. The first step is to stop throwing and get a specific diagnosis. The next stepa will be determined by the severity of the injury and the age of the patient. Make sure you seek out a sports medicine doc with experience treating throwing injuries. ...Read more

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What to do for shoulder pain from throwing baseballs?

Varies: If the pain just started, then I would use the rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory treatment. If the pain has been there for a while, it could be a sign of a labral (cartilage) tear or a rotator cuff tear. I would get an evaluation by an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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What will happen if you get hit in the head with a baseball bat?

What will happen if you get hit in the head with a baseball bat?

Depends: There are many unknowns here. How hefty was the swing? Were you wearing a cap or helmet" Was the hit on the forehead, the crown, back back or closer to the neck? The answer to these will shed light on whether you get a bump, a bruise, get knocked out, or suffer severe and sometimes lethal internal brain damage. ...Read more

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What should I do about pain in my elbow after batting practice (baseball)?

What should I do about pain in my elbow after batting practice (baseball)?

Ice.: Ice the elbow for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. Try this for a week and see if your better. If not, then see on orthopedic elbow specialist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the swelling from spider bites to be the size of a baseball?

Is it normal for the swelling from spider bites to be the size of a baseball?

No: A baseball size swelling is quite large, and indicative of something significant going on. Seek a consultation with your pcp or a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was hit by a baseball and week and half ago and I want to know why it is numb?

I was hit by a baseball and week and half ago and I want to know why it is numb?

Numb: What is numb? A ball hitting the body can injure a nerve at the impact site causing numbness. ...Read more

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What's wrong with me if I feel a very painful sensation inside of my shoulder when I throw a baseball?

See a doctor: Throwing puts a lot of stress on the shoulder and is one of the most common causes of shoulder injury. This could be a simple tendinitis or something more serious like a labral tear. See an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation if it continues to hurt. ...Read more

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I am a highschool hockey and baseball player, is there any pre/post workout supplements or powders that aren't bad for you?

I am a highschool hockey and baseball player, is there any pre/post workout supplements or powders that aren't bad for you?

Avoid them.: In general, a healthy balanced diet with adequate protein and calories makes supplements and unnecessary and expensive addition. Most of the supplement are without benefit at best and potentially harmful. It is mainly marketing to make you think you need them. ...Read more

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My name I Jacob and I am 16. I am a sophomore baseball pitcher and I have been having pain in my inner elbow. Can you help?

My name I Jacob and I am 16. I am a sophomore baseball pitcher and I have been having pain in my inner elbow. Can you help?

If you're: Playing travel ball also need to follow published guidelines for maximum number of pitches during short periods and annually, rest elbow until get evaluated ...Read more

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I have had an uncomfortable almost bloated feeling under my diaphram for almost two weeks. It almost feels like I have a baseball there. Thoughts?

I have had an uncomfortable almost bloated feeling under my diaphram for almost two weeks. It almost feels like I have a baseball there. Thoughts?

See doctor: If the location of your discomfort is under your rib margin in the front, and especially on your right side, this may be gallbladder problem. You may experience radiation around to the lower part of the scapula. Persistence for two weeks should make you lean towards seeing your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have knot (baseball size) on my left side rib area. It never goes away. Hurts more with excercisse. My lower ribs on that side feel funny as well.

I have knot (baseball size) on my left side rib area. It never goes away. Hurts more with excercisse. My lower ribs on that side feel funny as well.

Large mass: A baseball sized mass on your rib cage would be very abnormal and should be verified and investigated by a physician. Concern would be a tumor if this is a true mass as hernia in that area is very unlikely. ...Read more

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What could happen if a baseball skims your eyeball?

What could happen if a baseball skims your eyeball?

Various: Things can happen. They range from nothing to a serious injury. Most likely would be something like a corneal abrasion. ...Read more