Shoulder injury in an aspiring baseball player
Physical Therapy in East Northport
Sports related injuries are especially difficult for those who are aspiring to further their career in that sport. Any set back where the athlete is unable to play or practice their sport can be detrimental to their future career. Shoulder injuries in aspiring baseball players are important to treat immediately so the athlete is able to make a speedy recovery. Island Sports Physical Therapy located in East Northport, Huntington, Glen Cove, East Meadow, Nesconset, and Coram understands the importance of not only a quick recover as well as a fully healed and improved shoulder.
Overhand throwing which is a large component of baseball places high amount of stress on the shoulder. At Island Sports Physical Therapy in East Northport, Huntington, Glen Cove, East Meadow, Nesconset, and Coram, our physical therapists have found that specifically this stress targets the scapula, humerus, and clavicle. The tendons, joints, and muscles are also placed under a lot of stress due to the repetitive motion of overhand throwing and the follow through of the throw which can cause pain and discomfort. In baseball, pitching is the most common cause of shoulder injuries due to the nature of throwing as well as the speed and repetitiveness of the activity.
Shoulder fatigue is a common symptom in baseball players. Island Sports Physical Therapy has found that pitchers and baseball players, in general, can loosen the ligaments that attach the shoulder to the muscles. This causes the joint to lose its stability and this can ultimately cause a shoulder injury in the baseball player.
Island Sports Physical Therapists recommend that when an aspiring baseball player has a shoulder injury they should treat the injury with these tips
- Immediately cess the activity required
- Ice the injury
- Stretch the shoulder and perform shoulder exercises
- See a physical therapist
- Rest the injury
Island Sports Physical Therapy uses physical therapy techniques to restore the shoulder, however, depending on the severity of the injury it may require surgery. If you are an aspiring baseball player and are suffering from a shoulder injury schedule an appointment at Island Sports Physical Therapy to ensure that you are able to get back in the game as soon as possible. Here at Island Sports Physical Therapy located in East Northport, Huntington, Glen Cove, East Meadow, Nesconset, and Coram, our patients are our main concern, and we want to help our patients with a fast and full recovery. To schedule an appointment please call 631-462-9595 or visit our website here.