Pitching Recovery

By Steven Ellis former Chicago Cubs pitching pro

Pitching injury is pretty much inevitable for a baseball player. How a pitcher takes care of the injury will determine how fast the injury will heal.

Immediately after a pitching injury, use the RICE principle: rest, ice, compression and elevation.

Try to maintain mobility during the first 5 to 10 days of recovery. Nutrients that promote healing (including plenty of protein, vitamin C, and zinc) should be taken. Protein consumption will provide protein synthesis and not protein breakdown. Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements could help in healing of connective tissue.

Don't put on weight. Doing so can cause small changes in metabolism which may delay healing. And don't overuse anti-inflammatory drugs. Turmeric is an herb which inhibits inflammation without side effects.

(Los Angeles Times, June 20, 2005)


Related Pitching Materials

Want to learn more about workouts you can do to cure and prevent sore arms? Arm yourself with the most innovative and up-to-date baseball pitching training available. These related pitching materials from former Chicago Cubs pitching pro Steven Ellis are guaranteed to help you or the players you coach pitch better and reach the next level faster!

Baseball Pitching Workouts

A complete workout and throwing program for high school, college and pro pitchers ages 14-19+

Title: The TUFFCUFF Strength & Conditioning Manual
Author: Steven Ellis
Spiral bound, 188 pages
Price: $64.95
Avg rating: (284 reviews)


The Pitching Manual

A complete training guide for youth pitchers ages 8-13

Author: Steven Ellis and Chris McCoy
Spiral bound, 90 pages
Price: $64.95
Avg rating: (156 reviews)


Baseball Pitching Tips

Learn essential baseball pitching tips for young players

Title: Baseball Pitching Tips [NEW!]
Author: Steven Ellis
Ebook, 105 pages
Price: $24.95
Avg rating: (143 reviews)


 »  Discuss this baseball pitching article
 »  Read more baseball pitching articles
 »  See today's post on my pitching tips blog

want a more explosive fastball? click here