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Revolutionary sleeves worn are helping for arm recovery, workload management, prevention, and protection.

Monday, Feb 19 2024
by Chris Lin

Why softball players need to wear the Kinetic Arm

Many softball players and professional athletes are at risk for developing overuse injuries. Most of these injuries are related to throwing that involve the shoulder or elbow.

The Kinetic Arm is a revolutionary advancement in arm protection for throwing and swinging athletes. It is the first dynamic arm stabilizer that has been tested and proven to offload dynamic arm stress by stabilizing the entire elbow and shoulder while throwing and swinging, without restriction.

Did you know that softball injuries in young athletes are on the rise and are nearly as frequent as baseball injuries? Baseball and softball throwing injuries in youth sports are on the rise including both elbow and shoulder injuries.

If you are a player or have a child playing softball then you know that repetitive throwing and swinging a bat places extremely high stresses on the arm, that can lead to serious pain and overuse injuries.

Softball pitchers & catchers are particularly susceptible to overuse injuries.

According to various studies the most common overuse injuries in pitchers are shoulder tendinitis, back or neck pain, and elbow, forearm, and wrist tendinitis.

Softball Pitchers: Although it has been said that underhand pitches are thought to be safer, there have been biomechanical studies in recent years indicating that the stresses on the shoulder are very similar regardless of whether one is pitching overhand or underhand.

Softball Catchers: For catchers, the most common are overhand throwing shoulder problems and back and knee problems.

Positional Players & Batters: Positional players are also susceptible to overhand shoulder and elbow problems. Swinging a bat can put a lot of strain on the rotator cuff and labrum. The repetitive nature of throwing and swinging can lead to cumulative micro-trauma resulting in pain and overuse injuries.

How Does It Work?

Kinetic Arm sleeves and braces are easy to wear arm care tools that can be worn in practice and game for arm recovery, workload management, prevention and protection. These dynamic arm stabilizers have a patented MuscleWeb™ design that has built in polymers that are strategically placed to give a web of unrestricted support to the arm to absorb and offload stress when peak stress is the highest, and when the arm is in the most vulnerable ranges while throwing and swinging. Wearing the Kinetic Arm will help optimize mechanics and reduce arm stress allowing athletes to train, build strength and power, with less wear and tear on their arm so they can manage workloads, expedite recovery, and continue to play in the game they love.

Proven Dynamic Arm Support

The Kinetic Arm MuscleWeb™ design has been tested and proven to offload dynamic arm stress by stabilizing and reducing the distraction force on the elbow and shoulder during repetitive arm motions. Wearing this external layer of support is like wearing an external muscular system that helps to reinforce the ligaments, joints, and muscles to help promote cleaner arm actions, optimize mechanics, and reduce stress that can lead to fatigue, pain, and overuse injuries.

Dr. Ryan Balmes

DPT, Board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedics and sports physical therapy

"The Kinetic Arm definitely shows promising uses for not only rehab professionals but also for performance coaches. I foresee that this prototype can usher in a new era of health and performance for throwing athletes."

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Backed by Published Research

The Kinetic Arm is backed by data and published research with studies concluding expedited recovery times and up to 30% stress reduction while throwing. Biomechanics expert and founder of the Kinetic Arm, Jason Colleran has spent over 10 years in research, design, testing, and development of the Kinetic Arm. An independent study carried out with a collegiate athlete by the University of Texas at Tyler demonstrated that there was a significant decrease in arm stress while throwing, and the case study discusses how wearing the Kinetic Arm helped this collegiate athlete who suffered from a shoulder labrum tear expedite his recovery and return to playing pain-free.



With injury rates on the rise, investing in high quality protective gear is vital.

Despite proper training techniques, throwing regulations, and protocols, there are too many individualistic variables when it comes to structure limitations, growth spurts, and physical limitations that can contribute to overuse injuries.

The only way we can truly start making a difference is to start reducing arm stress externally with the Kinetic Arm. In addition to proper training and injury prevention programs and wearing protective gear like helmets, chest protectors, shin guards, footwear; the Kinetic Arm is being worn as a protective tool to reduce the risk of arm overuse injuries.

What Models Are Available?

The K1 Brace is a soft adjustable brace designed for recovery, and rehabilitation. It is best used for those who participate in higher intensity/workload sports, or those who need customized support coming back from injury.

The K2 Sleeves is designed for multiple sports to be easily worn in practice and game. It is best for training, performance, recovery, and protection. This kinetic sleeve comes in adult and youth sizes.

K1 Brace

K2 Adult Sleeve

K2 Youth Sleeve

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Dr. Alex Beebe, DPT

“The Kinetic Arm has been a game changer in my care for players returning from surgery or injury, along with athletes who are experiencing medial elbow discomfort or shoulder problems. Awesome product with research to back it, I highly recommend.”

Is It Worth It?

If you're a competitive athlete or are the parent of an athlete, the Kinetic Arm seems like the obvious choice to stay injury free. Just like we get insurance for our cars and homes, the Kinetic Arm is an insurance to keep our arms safe and healthy.

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This is an advertisement for Kinetic Arm. and is intended for informational purposes only. All information provided by Kinetic Arm. does not constitute medical advice and should not be used as a replacement for medical advice. Please consult your physician regarding any change in treatment for injuries.

The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the Kinetic Arm. Individual results may vary.

Please note that Kinetic Arm products are not drugs and are not intended to treat, prevent, or cure any disease.

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