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Shoulder Injury Prevention

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis:

  • Maintain a strong rotator cuff
  • For throwers, cuff exercises should be performed about 2 to 3 times a week
  • Maintain a flexible rotator cuff, shoulder, and chest area
  • Maintain good posture and perform postural exercises
  • Maintain a 2 to 1 back to chest ratio when working out
  • Little League pitchers should follow recommended pitch counts
  • Pitcher should take an “off season” to allow the shoulder to rest, and recover
  • Have throwing mechanics evaluated by a qualified instructor
  • Ice shoulder after heavy, repetitive activities like pitching
  • Make sure equipment is properly fitted for the athlete (e.g. tennis racquet grip size)

Biceps Tendonitis:

  • Maintain good posture and perform postural exercises
  • Maintain a 2 to 1 back to chest ratio when working out
  • For throwing athletes it is not recommended to bench with a straight bar
  • Ice shoulder after heavy activity

Shoulder Contusion:

  • Use proper tackling techniques
  • Use proper equipment like shoulder pads

Little League Shoulder:

  • Follow recommended guidelines for appropriate pitch count (depends on age)
  • Allow for adequate rest time between pitching events
  • Ice the shoulder after training or games
  • Playing through pain and ignoring initial signs of injury could lead to further damage

Shoulder Instability:

  • Maintain good posture and perform postural exercises
  • Maintain a 2 to 1 back to chest ratio when working out
  • For throwing athletes it is not recommended to bench with a straight bar
  • Ice shoulder after heavy activity
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Lafayette General Health
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • AANA: Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Louisiana Orthopaedic Association
  • Louisiana Athletic Care, LLC
  • Sports performance Network poered by lafayette general