The success of a baseball pitcher or tennis player depends on his ability to rotate his arm when throwing a ball or swinging a racket. As a result, injury to the shoulder can significantly impact performance.
This video discusses rotator cuff tears, a common shoulder injury. The rotator cuff is actually a group of muscles that holds the shoulder joint in place. Because athletes such as baseball or tennis players must typically use this joint in many of their activities, they are prone to overuse rotator cuff injuries. Pain, tenderness, and restricted range of motion are often the first warning signs of a problem.
Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine can help you get back to the sports you love. If you have suffered a rotator cuff injury , call our Forest Hills practice at (718) 690-9520 to schedule an appointment with an orthopedist.