FALSE THEORIES IN BASEBALL
- Underhand pitching of a softball is a natural act for we walk with our arms at our sides so injuries will not occur to the softball pitcher. This is false for many young ladies have elbow and shoulder injuries when pitching underhand.
- Injuries to the arm, shoulder or elbow incurred from throwing a baseball overhand is a normal occurrence for we walk with our hands at our sides and the overhand delivery is not normal.
This is false for the injuries incurred from throwing a baseball is caused by one or more errors in your mechanics. You were not throwing from your natural throwing groove.
- Overuse is the major cause of injuries to the arm, shoulder and elbow today. False. With every pitch being counted today and the use of relief pitchers, how could it be overuse? This does not explain the one throw injuries which may break the humerus or tear up a shoulder or elbow. Many players of old pitched many extra inning games sometimes having over 30 wins in a season.
- Cold weather does not cause sore arms.It may cause you to change you natural motion if you can’t keep your body warm during the game and this will cause you to have a sore arm and get out of your natural throwing groove.
- Throwing curve balls or sliders does not cause you to have sore arms. If you are not in you natural throwing groove when throwing, this will cause sore arms.
- The weight of the five ounce ball will not cause you to have a sore arm. Being out of your natural throwing groove will cause sore arms and injuries.
- Muscle imbalance does not cause throwing injuries.
- Deceleration does not put strain on your arm or cause throwing injuries.
- The follow through does not cause throwing injuries.
- Pitching from the pitchers mound does not cause throwing injuries.
- Shoulder instability can be corrected with a proper workout regime. It is not the cause of throwing injuries.