Although Baseball and softball are usually considered non-contact sports, baseball injuries and softball injuries do occur, often due to the repetitive nature of throwing, the demands of sliding, and the need to be able to sprint quickly. We have a plethora of braces to fit your needs. Listed below are the more common softball and baseball injuries and how we can help you in your recovery.  Many of these braces do require a prescription from the doctor, please contact us with any questions!

Common softball and baseball injuries: 

  • ACHILLES RUPTURE: baseball injuries or softball injuries baseball injuries Baseball Injuries and Softball Injuries Baseball Slide e1486660722184occurs when pushing off while the knee is extended (i.e. taking off to steal, sprinting towards fly ball, etc.)
    • Breg J Walker Plus with Achilles Rise Kits
    • DonJoy FP Walker™ with Heel Lifts
    • Crutches (if non-weight bearing)
  • ANKLE SPRAIN: Often caused by twisting the ankle, can range from Grade 1 ( a slight stretch of ligaments) to Grade 3 (complete tear of the ligaments). It all depends on severity as to what brace the doctor prescribes.
    • Walking Boot
      • DonJoy FP Walker™
      • Ossur Rebound® Air Walker
      • Breg J Walker Plus
    • Ankle Brace
      • MedSpec EVO ASO
      • Bauerfeind Malleotrain
  • ELBOW (ULNAR COLLATERAL LIGAMENT) UCL TEAR: The UCL is the most important ligament for the stability of the elbow; softball or baseball injuries associated with the elbow occurs with the repetitive motion of throwing or a single trauma causing the ligament to stretch or tear. This injury may require surgery (Tommy John’s).
    • Breg T-chek Elbow Brace
    • Alpha Visco Elbow Sleeve
    • Bio Skin® Elbow Skins™
  • GAMEKEEPER’S THUMB: Common name for the sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the thumb; the result of repetitive grasping, gripping and pinching with the thumb or falling on hand or thumb. Immobilization can be provided with various thumb spicas.
    • Hely Weber Titan™ Thumb
    • Hely Weber Santa Barbara
    • Actimove® Rhizo Forte (great for wearing inside of the glove)
  • GLENOID LABRUM TEAR: The labrum is made up of cartilage that lines the socket of the shoulder joint.  A tear can be caused by anterior instability, degeneration, or trauma. Surgery is sometimes indicated for this injury.
    • Breg Slingshot 3
    • Hely Weber GUS Shoulder Immobilizer
    • DonJoy Shoulder Sully (for functional activity)
  • LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS – An overload on the extensor tendon of the elbow and/or having a too tight of a grip on the bat.
    • Band-It
    • Hely Weber Wrist Titan™
    • Hely Weber GUS Shoulder Immobilizer (depending on severity)
  • MEDIAL COLLATERAL (MCL) AND LATERAL COLLATERAL (LCL) LIGAMENT SPRAINS: May have pain on either inside (MCL) or outside (LCL) of the knee; caused by the knee being forced inward or outward.
    • Hinged Knee Braces
      • Breg Crossover
      • Breg Shortrunner
      • Hely Weber Knapp™ Hinged Knee Orthosis
  • MEDIAL EPICONDYLITIS – The result of repetitive motion (a common culprit for many softball and baseball injuries) and/or having too tight of a grip on the bat.
    • Band-It
    • Hely Weber Wrist Titan™
    • Hely Weber GUS Shoulder Immobilizer (depending on severity)
  • SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME: Caused my overuse of the shoulder joint (excessive amounts of throwing).
    • Hely Weber GUS Shoulder Immobilizer (conservative treatment)
    • Breg Slingshot 3 (if surgery is needed)
  • ROTATOR CUFF INJURY: Overstretching of the four rotator cuff muscles (Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, and Subscapularis).
    • Hely Weber GUS Shoulder Immobilizer (conservative treatment)
    • Breg Slingshot 3 (if surgery is needed)

If you are concerned you may have any of these softball or baseball injuries, contact us! We’re glad to help you with your recovery. Our technicians have experience treating many softball and baseball injuries.

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