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Common Volleyball Injuries: How to Prevent and Treat Them

Posted by Todd Mensik on September 21, 2017

Given the nature of the game, the most common volleyball injuries likely aren’t hard to guess: shoulder overuse, finger fractures and sprained ankles.

Injuries aren’t inevitable, and knowing how to prevent the new and treat the old can go a long way toward keeping young athletes off the bench and in the game.

Here's a brief overview of common volleyball injuries, as well as how to prevent and treat them.

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Topics: Shoulder, Sports, Ankles, Ankle Injuries, Finger

Common Baseball Injuries: How to Prevent and Treat Them

Posted by Todd Mensik on July 31, 2017

Baseball is America’s pastime, but it's also the cause of a rising number of elbow and shoulder injuries in children and youths. Each year, thousands of kids seek medical attention for pain incurred on the baseball diamond. If your child participates in this popular summertime sport, you want to know how to keep them safe.

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Topics: Shoulder, Sports, Elbow

Shoulder Impingement: Can Acromioplasty Help Your Shoulder Pain?

Posted by James P. Leonard, MD on November 17, 2016

Shoulder pain is a common complaint shared by people of all ages and activity levels. By far the most common diagnosis, shoulder impingement syndrome accounts for 44-65% of all shoulder complaints.

When the arm is raised to shoulder height and above, the space between the roof of the shoulder (acromion) and the upper arm bone (humeral head) narrows. This space contains the muscles of the shoulder (rotator cuff) and a sac of lubricating fluid (bursa). Shoulder impingement occurs when the rotator cuff and bursa get pinched between the two bones as the arm is raised, leading to irritation and pain.

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Topics: Shoulder