Shoulder Injuries in Sports

The shoulders are very sensitive to injuries of all sorts, including those incurred from playing sports. Common shoulder sport injuries include, but are not limited to: rotator cuff tears, dislocations, ACJ tears, tendonitis and torn tendons, and fractures. These various injuries are typically related to specific sports. For example, dislocations are common in contact sports like football and rugby, but not as common in baseball or tennis.

Sport Injuries of the Shoulder

  • Impingement Shoulder
  • AC Joint Separation
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendonitis Tenosynovitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Bicep tendonitius
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Subacromial Busitis

The following information will outline which injuries are tied to which sports. In addition, we’ll share the proper steps a medical professional should take with each injury. We’ll also cover expected recovery time for the affected athlete, and the correct way to rehabilitate the athlete. The goal being full recovery (or working towards it) and preventing future injury from recurring. You can also use this information as a helpful tool for proper prevention methods for other athletes.

 

Treatment Options:

Prolotherapy: Heal Damages tendons and ligaments.  Stabilize the Joint.
Trigger Point Injection: Locally Hydrate and Release Tight Muscle Bands / Trigger Points
Dry Needling: Release Muscles Know and promote normal muscle function
Sports Acupuncture: Speed Recovery and Increase Circulation