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 [...]

Frozen Shoulder

2021-04-29T11:44:58-04:00March 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

 What is a frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder, or “adhesive capsulitis,” is a condition that involves a tightening of the capsule and ligaments around the shoulder. Inflammation within the shoulder joint and an increase in nerve growth around the shoulder complex results in pain, stiffness, and limited shoulder range of motion.1 It is estimated that 2-5.3% of the general population experiences frozen shoulder.1 Studies have shown that this pathology is more prevalent among females and individuals between 40 and 70 years [...]

Tennis Injuries and the Kinetic Chain

2020-04-07T12:00:14-04:00March 15th, 2020|Tennis Medicine, Redcord Neurac, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy|

Tennis Injuries & The Kinetic Chain Do you have nagging or recurring injuries that seem to not go away? Tennis elbow, shoulder pain from Rotator Cuff Tendinitis or Impingement Syndrome, low back strains and hip pain are among the most common injuries in tennis players. Injuries can happen because you are training way too much, you are not preparing or recovering properly for tennis, or because you have weaknesses or “weak links” in your kinetic chain that cause undo stress [...]

Scar Mobilization: What you need to know

2020-04-07T12:16:13-04:00January 26th, 2020|Women's Health, Pain Management|

The body is really a phenomenal system that has the unique ability to completely rebuild our tissues when we get injured, biologically stitching our wounds back together. It’s quite amazing! The special cells that lay down the collagen to create a scar do a fantastic job of closing the body off from the unforgiving world. The problem is that the collagen fibers don’t get laid down in a very organized fashion (think of a string of Christmas lights that mysteriously [...]

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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