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Muscles Used In 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
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
What are the best workouts to strengthen the lower traps? I am a baseball player and currently lacking the back muscle strength to increase velocity
Strengthen traps: I would talk to your coach and trainer as they know what muscles you may need to work on. ...Read more
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
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
Impossible: True muscle pulls take 3-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
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
My son is 16 years old and plays baseball. He pulled a groin muscle and wanted to know if Largine would be helpful in the healing process.
Groin strain: Probably not much. Stick to rest, rehab, and anti inflammatories. ...Read more
I landed on my left knee on my wooden bed frame. It bruised it up and swelled up to the size of a baseball. Did I tear a tendon/muscle?
Probably not: If the swellin is directed on top of the kneecap you may have bled into your prepatellar bursa. See your pcp or an orthopedist. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
Yes!: Double-jointed is typically a manifestation ligamentous laxity (. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
How serious is it to get hit in the head with a baseball? Is it just like a bump on the head or is it like life-and-death?
That depends: The answer depends completely on the extent of injury. ...Read more
I am a highschool hockey and baseball player, is there any pre/post workout supplements or powders that aren't bad for you?
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
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
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.
Various: Things can happen. They range from nothing to a serious injury. Most likely would be something like a corneal abrasion. ...Read more