If you’re a softball pitcher, or if your child fits that bill as a student athlete, you’ll want to keep in mind the precautions available from a new report. That article uses video to demonstrate the best ways to keep injuries at bay during a pitch. The hints on injury prevention include things like not locking your elbow in the midst of the motion and letting the calf muscle take on the forces that manifest when you land your leg.
The article then goes on to highlight some of the ways to take care of injuries when they do take place. The old standby of rest, ice, compression, and elevation will always come in handy when dealing with soreness, while more serious issues need to receive a look from a medical professional.
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