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Softball Caelan Farris

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Softball:Common Injuries

By: Caelan Farris
Background of Softball
Softball Dates back to Thanksgiving Day in 1887
Softball was also known as "indoor baseball" "Kitten ball" and "mush ball"
In it's begginings softball was played with a ball that was soft and 16" big
This version of softball was played with out gloves because the balls soft and large enough to use without a glove
The sport got it's official name in 1926 by Walter Hakanson
Originally softball or mush ball was advertised as a way for baseball players to stay in shape in the off season
Softball is one of the most popular sports in the country
It has been estimated that 40 million Americans are actively involved at least one softball game each year
Softball is currently played in over 140 countries
Softball Hall of Fame
There are 197 players in the Hall of Fame
There is only one player, named Eddie Zolna, in the Hall of Fame that played Chicago-style 16 inch softball
Eddie Zolna was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1989, He won 12 national titles as a pitcher
Still to this day peoplein Chicago play mush ball
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For pitchers the most common injuries are overuse injuries. The most common overuse injuries are shoulder tendinitis which is an inflamed tendon in the shoulder caused by the windmill motion, back pain, neck pain, and wrist, elbow, and forearm tendinitis. Overuse injuries can easily be prevented by warming up properly, rotating through positions, and following the pitch count guidelines.
For catchers the most common injuries are back and knee problems along with overhead throwing shoulder problems. Overuse problems are often treated with rest.
Other injuries that are common to softball :
Ankle sprains caused by quick starts and stops and sliding into a base
Knee(ACL and meniscus) injuries caused by quick starts and stops
Upper leg injuries such as tendons, quadriceps, and hamstrings
Most head injuries can be prevented by wearing a face mask. In 2009 26,964 to 38,394 people were treated at a US hospital due to a softball or baseball related head injury.
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