Major League Hip and Groin Pain

A recent article in The American Journal of Orthopedics by Coleman et. al. is titled “The Epidemiology of Hip and Groin Injuries in Professional Baseball Players.” It is an interesting study for two reasons. The first is that baseball has not been one of the leading offenders in regards to hip and groin injuries. The second is that despite the point above, I have been seeing a relatively large number of college and professional baseball players due to Sports Hernia/Athletic Pubalgia over the last several years. In the article, the pitcher appears to be the most commonly affected player, and this is consistent with my experience. As for the reason why we are seeing these injuries, I refer you to a Sports Science: Aroldis Chapman video exploring the amount of torque and power a body can create.

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