Journal article

Persistent joint pain and arm function in former baseball players.

Garrett S Bullock, Kristen F Nicholson, Brian R Waterman, Eric Niesen, Paul Salamh, Charles A Thigpen, Ellen Shanley, Laurie L Devaney, John M Tokish, Gary S Collins, Nigel K Arden, Stephanie R Filbay

JSES Int | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background: Baseball has specific sport and positional demands that may modify joint pain compared with other sports. Persistent joint pain reduces function and is an underlying reason for seeking medical care. The pain and functional status of players after they stop competitive play are unknown. Such knowledge can assist clinicians in creating personalized physical examinations and interventions for baseball players as they transition to retirement. The purpose of this study was to (1) evaluate persistent joint pain and arm function in former baseball players and (2) determine whether playing position is associated with increased odds of joint pain and reduced arm function in former baseba..

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