While most athletes may be at risk for a shoulder injury, those who engage in sports that demand a lot of overhead movement are more likely to experience a torn rotator cuff or other shoulder injuries. Overhead athletes participate in sports like tennis, baseball pitching, volleyball, and swimming.
Monthly Archives: October 2012
Injuries to the shoulder are common in collegiate football players. The most common area of the shoulder injuries is the acromioclavicular joint (A-C joint). AC joint injury accounts for 41% of all shoulder injuries among college football players. Dr. Jason Dragoo and colleagues viewed injury data from the 2004-2005 and 2008 through 2009 National Collegiate… Read more »
Researchers have explored whether there is an injury rate difference in NFL players depending on the surface they play on: grass versus Field Turf. Dr. Hershman and colleagues studied the injury rates in the NFL for the 2000 through 2009 seasons and found that Field Turf resulted in a higher incidence of sprains of the… Read more »
There is an association with increased risk of depression and the number of concussions NFL footballs have sustained. Dr. Zackery Kerr, et. al just recently reported in October 2012 on 1,044 retired NFL football players in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Kerr’s research team found that in retired NFL players with no history of… Read more »
1. You do not have to be a tennis player to get tennis elbow 2. Tennis elbow is typically caused by overuse or some type of trauma 3. Also called lateral epicondylitis and “archer’s elbow,” tennis elbow is a type of tendonitis
As recently reported by Murthi and Ramirez (2012) in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, about one out of five shoulder dislocations are experienced by individuals older than 60. While older people who suffer from a dislocated shoulder have a lower chance of experiencing a reoccurrence, compared to younger individuals, they have… Read more »
Bursitis is a painful condition that involves the inflammation of bursa. A bursa is a small sac filled with synovial fluid. There are 160 bursae in the human body. When these sacs become inflamed, it leads to bursitis. The symptoms of bursitis include muscle and joint stiffness, pain and discomfort. The pain from bursitis is… Read more »
Are you experiencing pain from tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis? Check out the latest YouTube video from Louisville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld for specific tennis elbow exercises that you can try! https://youtu.be/LlRa23O69WI
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