At Advanced Ortho, we’re a team of experts when it comes to treating shoulder injuries, especially those from repeated throwing motions. In addition to our highly-experienced Austin orthopedic doctor, we feature a team of skilled physical therapists, including a therapist with a sub-specialty in treating the painful shoulder, as well as pitching biomechanics. We work with patients dealing with shoulder instability, rotator cuff tendinitis, rotator cuff tears and much more.
Repetitive throwing motions like those common in many sports, especially overhand throwing motions, are highly stressful on the shoulder. When these high-stress motions are done over and over, it can lead to a wide range of shoulder injuries. These injuries are most often found in baseball pitchers, but can also be found in athletes who participate in sports such as softball, volleyball, tennis and some track and field events.
Common Shoulder Injuries From Throwing
Repeated throwing can cause a variety of shoulder injuries and other throwing injuries, including:
- SLAP tears (superior labrum anterior to posterior)
- Bicep tendinitis and tendon tears
- Rotator cuff tendinitis and tears
- Internal impingement
- Shoulder instability
- Glenohumeral internal rotation deficit (GIRD)
- Scapular rotation dysfunction (SICK scapula)
We see these throwing injuries often in Raleigh-area athletes.
Treating Throwing Injuries in Austin TX
The team at Advanced Orthopedics offers nonsurgical and surgical treatment of all types of throwing injuries to the shoulder in Austin. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to be seen for your shoulder pain, or to learn more about preventing throwing injuries.