The game of baseball has evolved dramatically over the past few years with seasons continuing for longer periods of time and younger players being pushed to their
limits with escalating pitch counts and limited rest during the busy spring and summer tournament schedules. Reoccurring shoulder or elbow injuries can hinder development and keep players on the sidelines for extended periods of time. Establishing a post pitching or throwing recovery routine at an early stage in ones career is paramount to staying
on the field and staying healthy.
Arm Care can be defined as a set routine of specific exercises with minimal weight
performed after pitching or throwing to build strength in the shoulder, specifically they rotator cuff and scapula. These muscles receive the brunt of the force production in an overhead throw. They are the most susceptible to breaking down if not probably maintained. The following exercises are simple routines for players ofany age to incorporate into their post throwing routines to maintain arm health and keep you on the field.