The rotator cuff is not only important for lifting and the strength of the shoulder, but the muscles and tendons are critical to the normal stability and mechanics of the shoulder. Without a properly functioning rotator cuff, you would expect some limits to normal shoulder function.
Youth pitchers are at high risk for shoulder and elbow overuse injuries, and such injuries are on the rise. What's more, when compared with all other positions in baseball, injuries sustained during pitching are at significantly higher risk to require surgery.
No, it’s not, despite what has been reported about a study published in The BMJ. We asked experienced shoulder surgeons to comment on the study methodology, the results, and the generalizability of the findings.
Shoulder stretches can help relieve muscle tension, pain, and tightness in the neck and shoulders.
In this article, we describe 10 shoulder stretches and their benefits. We also discuss what causes shoulder tightness and how to prevent it.
Outcomes and the speed of recovery were similar between patients who underwent rotator cuff repair with bicep tenodesis and patients who underwent only rotator cuff repair, according to a presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.