Shoulder Care


Welcome to Orthomed Hospital’s Program on shoulder sports medicine, your go-to resource for understanding, preventing, and treating shoulder injuries related to sports and physical activity. As athletes and fitness enthusiasts, we understand the importance of maintaining healthy shoulders and the impact that shoulder injuries can have on our performance and overall well-being.

In this section of our website, we will explore the most common shoulder injuries related to sports, their causes, symptoms, and available treatment options. We will also discuss preventative measures and rehabilitation techniques that can help athletes avoid shoulder injuries and return to their sport quickly and safely.

Common Shoulder Injuries in Sports:

  • Rotator Cuff Tears: The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint and help control shoulder movement. Rotator cuff tears commonly occur in sports that involve repetitive overhead motions, such as baseball, tennis, and swimming.
  • Shoulder Dislocation: A shoulder dislocation occurs when the upper arm bone pops out of the shoulder blade. Shoulder dislocations can occur during contact sports, such as football and hockey, as well as during falls or other accidents.
  • Labrum Tears: The labrum is a piece of cartilage that lines the shoulder socket and helps stabilize the joint. Labrum tears can occur in sports that involve overhead movements, such as baseball and volleyball.
  • Biceps Tendonitis: Biceps tendonitis is caused by inflammation of the biceps tendon, which attaches the biceps muscle to the shoulder joint. It is common in sports that involve repetitive overhead movements, such as swimming and tennis.
Sports Medicine Shoulder Care
  • Proper Warm-Up: A proper warm-up can help increase blood flow to the muscles and prepare the body for physical activity. Warm-up routines should include dynamic stretching and exercises that mimic the movements of the sport.
  • Strengthening Exercises: Strengthening exercises that target the muscles around the shoulder, such as the rotator cuff and shoulder blade muscles, can help improve shoulder stability and prevent injuries.
  • Proper Technique: Using proper technique and form during sports and exercises can help minimize the risk of shoulder injuries.
  • Protective Gear: Wearing proper protective gear, such as shoulder pads or braces, can help absorb shock and prevent injuries during contact sports.

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