Posts Categorized: Shoulder Pain

When is it too Early for Youth Sport Specialization?

Dr. Brian Feeley considers sports specialization to be intensive, year-round training in a single sport with the exclusion to other sports. There was a concern that early single sport specialization may lead to increased rates of overuse injury and psychological burnouts. Dr. Brian Feeley, Julie Angel, AT-C and Dr. Rob LaPrade have come together to publish an article… Read more »

Tommy John Surgery For Major League Baseball Pitchers

Predictors of the Tommy John Surgery / Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Major League Baseball Pitchers Can we predict who will need Tommy John Surgery? This is a hot topic right now in field of orthopedic surgery.  We have seen great rise in the incidents of ulnar collateral ligament injuries resulting in baseball players needing… Read more »

Rotator Cuff Pain

Why do rotator cuff tears and rotator cuff tendinitis hurt so much? As a shoulder specialist, one of the most frustrating situations is trying to control a patient’s pain, when they present with a rotator cuff tear or rotator cuff tendinitis. Rotator cuff pain, after rotator cuff surgery, can be significant. Rotator cuff pain often… Read more »

Frozen Shoulder Treatment Without Surgery

Best Non-Surgical Treatment for Frozen Shoulder A frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that occurs when the shoulder loses range of motion and becomes painful. A true frozen shoulder occurs when there is no other etiology for the loss of range of motion such as an underlying rotator cuff tear, impingement… Read more »

Injuries from Baseball Pitching

Youth Baseball and Injuries from Baseball Pitching Kids who play baseball and serve as the pitcher often end up pitching a lot of balls. This can mean that their arms, shoulders, and elbows get tired, especially if they do not have much time for recovery. Dr. Jingzhen Yang, Dr. Barton Mann, and colleagues conducted a… Read more »

Rotator Cuff Repair Techniques

Your rotator cuff includes your shoulder muscles and tendons that allow your shoulder to move and keep your arm stable. Sometimes your rotator cuff gets torn, either from an injury, or wear and tear that happens over an extended period of time. If your rotator cuff is injured, you may need rotator cuff repair. This… Read more »

Diabetes and Shoulder Pain

Why Do People With Diabetes Have Increased Stiffness and Pain with Shoulder Injuries? The standard theory trying to explain why people with diabetes experience more pain and stiffness from shoulder injuries has been related to the increase in sugar or increased glycosylation of the connective tissue. However, there have been studies that show that increased… Read more »

Shoulder Pain – An Overview from Louisville Orthopedic

Shoulder Pain Common With Shoulder Injuries Your shoulder is comprised of three different bones – your humerus, clavicle, and scapula. Along with these bones, your shoulder also has a lot of ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Shoulder pain is a common symptom of a shoulder injury. Shoulder injuries are common and can happen as a result of an… Read more »