Little League Shoulder in Youth Baseball Players

2021-06-16T10:40:51-04:00May 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Baseball remains a popular sport among adolescent athletes. However, single-sport specialization and year-round competition have led to an increase in upper extremity injury in youth baseball players. While the elbow is the most frequent complaint of adolescent baseball players, the shoulder is often implicated.1 “Little league shoulder” is a common shoulder injury among youth baseball players.   What is little league shoulder? Little league shoulder, or proximal humeral epiphysiolysis, is an overuse injury that occurs at the growth plate in [...]

Youth Rotator Cuff Injury Prevention

2018-12-03T21:16:48-05:00February 28th, 2014|Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Youth Sports|

The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles and their tendons. They act to stabilize the shoulder as it moves through its full range of motion. Youth rotator cuff injury prevention and rehabilitation has become increasingly more important because of the dramatic rise in major shoulder and elbow surgeries. Overuse, excessive training, and poor mechanics can cause the tendons at the ends of the rotator cuff muscles to become strained, leading to pain and restricted movement of the arm. Proper [...]

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