TOC Fit Tips: Elbow Health

Hit a Home Run with Elbow Health

Throwing injures that affect the elbow are most common in pitchers, but they can be seen in any athlete who participates in repetitive arm motion. Follow these tips to help keep your elbow feeling great and you in the game:

  • Avoid repetitive strain. In baseball, tennis, and golf, proper form is crucial. Use appropriate equipment and rest, taking care not to overuse your elbow.
  • Get stronger. Both shoulder and forearm strengthening can help in preventing issues with your elbows. Also, don’t forget to stretch when you work out.
  • Consider bracing. Bracing can support the joint and help alleviate existing pain.

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Pitch Count Guidelines

Pitching guidelines for younger athletes have been developed to protect children from injury. The general guideline for how many pitches a child can safely throw each week is for both practice and competitive play:

  • 75 pitches per week for 8-10 year olds
  • 100 pitches per week for 11-12 year olds
  • 125 pitches per week for 13-14 year olds

(This article originally appeared in TOC’s Summer 2019 Newsletter.)

We want our patients to know that you can feel safe when visiting a TOC clinic

Please read below so that you can be confident in our clinic procedure and additional safety measures.

In compliance with recent policy changes in counties that we serve, and to provide the safest possible environment for our patients, effective immediately, all patients and any guests who enter any TOC facilities will be required to wear a mask or face covering. In the event a patient does not have a mask, TOC will provide one. We appreciate your compliance with our mask policy. As always, TOC will continue to provide exceptional orthopaedic care to our current and future patients in the safest environment possible.

We look forward to taking care of you!