Throwing injuries are evaluated and treated at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group, where we see athletes of all levels from Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and the surrounding Florida areas. Our outstanding team of orthopaedic experts is led by Daniel Murphy, M.D., a Board-certified surgeon who serves as a team physician for the New York Yankees, and Arnold Ramirez, M.D., a Board-certified sports medicine doctor who proudly serves as a team physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Throwing injuries can result from the repetitive motions performed during many athletic activities and sports, such as baseball, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Recurrent overhand throwing motions are particularly stressful on the shoulder and elbow, and can gradually lead to serious overuse injuries. A player is especially prone to developing throwing injuries if he or she repeats certain athletic movements often during a single game or period of play, and those games occur in frequent succession without allowing adequate time for rest and recovery. Insufficient conditioning, such as strength training and stretching, can also increase a player’s likelihood of injury.
Repetitive overhand throwing motions can lead to a variety of shoulder and throwing injuries, such as:
- SLAP (superior labrum anterior to posterior) tears
- Shoulder instability
- Rotator cuff tendinitis and tears
- Bicep tendinitis and tendon tears
- Impingement syndrome
- Glenohumeral internal rotation deficit (GIRD)
- Scapular rotation dysfunction (SICK scapula)
At Tampa Orthopaedic, we provide personalized treatments for throwing injuries, and we offer both surgical and non-surgical approaches, including arthroscopic surgery, platelet rich plasma therapy, viscosupplementation, and physical therapy, among others. From professional pitchers to little leaguers and everyone in between, every patient who consults with our outstanding team of medical professionals can count on receiving attentive care at our state-of-the-art facility in Tampa, FL.
For additional information about treatment options for throwing injuries, please contact Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group today to schedule a consultation with a Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon or sports medicine doctor. We are pleased to see patients from Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and the surrounding FL communities.