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Shoulder Stability Program for Throwers

Children's Sports Medicine provides a Shoulder Stability Program for Throwers through our Personal Best Program which may help reduce the risk of injury or help gain strength after an injury. 
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Free Parent's Guide to Knee Injuries

Rotator Cuff and Patella Tendonitis

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Tendonitis is inflammation of the rotator cuff muscle tendons located around the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff tendonitis is an overuse injury that results from repetitive overhead motions such as throwing or swimming and can be associated with improper mechanics.  Sharp increases in the frequency and length of these activities without adequate rest and recovery can also bring about the symptoms. These symptoms may include increased pain in the shoulder or radiating pain into the biceps muscle, decreased motion and stiffness with any arm motion.  The initial treatment includes activity modification, Rest and Ice.   If you are uncertain about the nature of your condition or your condition does not improve with conservative treatment please contact your primary care provider or for more specialized care contact Children’s Sports Medicine.

Patella Tendonitis

Patella tendonitis, or Jumper’s knee, is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the patella tendon located just below the knee cap.  Patella tendonitis is an overuse condition and most common among those involved in jumping sports such as basketball and volleyball.  Patella tendonitis is usually characterized by pain in the front of the knee with no distinct history of injury.  Pain usually develops after activity then extends into the activity as well.  As the conditions progresses, the pain came become constant.

Generally, activity modification and rest, icing the affected area for 20 minutes, and light stretching of thigh and lower leg muscles helps reduce the pain and inflammation.  If you are uncertain about the nature of your condition or your condition does not improve with conservative treatment please contact your primary care provider or for more specialized care contact Children’s Sports Medicine.

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