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Little League Shoulder in Youth Baseball Players

2023-12-21T14:42:58-05:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

2023-12-21T14:40:20-05:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 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 [...]

Blood Flow Restriction

2020-08-27T13:55:24-04:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Blood Flow Restriction: Is It Right For You? Is Blood Flow Restriction right for me? This question has recently become more common as the medical community has become increasingly aware of this powerful treatment modality. In this blog, we will detail Blood Flow Restriction, how it works, and how it might help you rehabilitate from injury or a pain process. What Is Blood Flow Restriction Training?  Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training in the clinical setting involves the use of a [...]

Scar Mobilization: What you need to know

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

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 [...]

Weakest Link // Tennis Injuries & the Kinetic Chain

2024-05-13T16:59:37-04:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Sports Medicine Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you have multiple or recurring injuries that seem to not go away? Tennis Elbow, Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, and Low Back and Neck Strains 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, or because you have weaknesses or “weak links” in your kinetic chain.  Tennis players can develop weak links and imbalances in flexibility, strength and range of motion, which can adversely [...]

Oh No! Tennis Elbow!

2023-12-14T03:40:17-05:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Youth Sports Articles, Sports Medicine Articles, General Information|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC Is your elbow giving out on you when you play tennis? Do you feel pain whenever you grip your racket, type, text, write, carry something, or shake hands? You may be suffering from tennis elbow. Tennis elbow, clinically referred to as Lateral Epicondylitis, plagues approximately 40-50% of all recreational racquet sport athletes at some point in their career with most cases occurring after age 30. Tennis elbow is a common overuse [...]

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