Baseball-related shoulder injuries can include shoulder tendonitis, a torn rotator cuff, a labral or “SLAP” tear or even a broken humerus (upper arm). Common ways to injure your shoulder include throwing a baseball too hard and sliding head first into a base.
Baseball-related Shoulder Injuries: What You Need to Know
- Children and teenagers may be especially vulnerable to baseball-related shoulder injuries. Young pitchers should be coached to avoid throwing too much or too often.
- Treatment for baseball-related shoulder injuries may range from rest and ice to surgery, depending on the type and severity of the injury.
Rely on the expertise of our physicians to help you manage baseball-related shoulder injuries.
Shoulder Injuries | Q&A with Dr. Edward McFarland
Orthopaedic surgeon Edward McFarland, M.D., director of the Division of Shoulder Surgery, discusses the causes, symptoms and treatment of shoulder dislocations and subluxations.