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Baseball-related Shoulder Injuries

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

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  • 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.

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Rely on the expertise of our physicians to help you manage baseball-related shoulder injuries.

Andrew Cosgarea, M.D.
Edward McFarland, M.D.
Uma Srikumaran, M.D.
John Tis, M.D.
John Wilckens, M.D.

Bashir Zikria, M.D., M.Sc.

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