#24 - I can bowl with no pain but when I throw, I feel a lot of pain. Will this affect my bowling in the future?

QUESTION FROM HARI

I can bowl with no pain but when I throw, I feel a lot of pain. Will this affect my bowling in the future?


ANSWER

Hey Hari,

This is an interesting question and very common.

I’m sure that your throwing technique is incorrect which is causing you the pain. If you don’t rectify this, then you could pick up serious shoulder injuries in the future. In most cases, people who muscle the ball with a low shoulder position strain their shoulder when throwing.

My immediate advice to you would be to warm up your throws before games. You can do this by throwing lightly and building up to harder throws. You should also get a resistance band and do some internal and external rotations to warm up your rotator cuff. Throw in some isometric holds to get the blood flowing into all parts of that shoulder joint and you'll significantly decrease the chances of picking up a serious injury but you must also consider your throwing technique and make the necessary changes to it so that you can throw pain-free!

I hope that helps.

All the best.


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