Most youth baseball organizations today limit pitch counts or require days of rest after a young pitcher’s stint on the mound — or both. Medical research has shown that these rules are a safe way to protect the arms of these young players.
When the strong connective tissue surrounding your shoulder joint becomes thick, stiff and inflamed, it really hurts. Learn about frozen shoulder, and how timely care can help.
While many of us associate torn rotator cuffs with baseball, people older than age 45 are increasingly at risk for this injury.
Whether it’s a painful shoulder, knee or elbow, tendonitis and bursitis are troublesome conditions that can affect just about anyone. The pain can come gradually, building up over time. Or it can feel sudden and severe. If you feel concerned or unsure about the cause of pain, see your doctor. But in many cases, it’s … Read More
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Treating a dislocated shoulder always looks so easy in the movies and on TV. In real life, you should seek medical attention right away. We’ve all seen those dramatic scenes when an actor just “pops” a dislocated shoulder back into place, then is ready to jump right back into the action. In the real world, … Read More
Traditionally, surgeons performing joint replacement surgery determine the placement of a new hip, shoulder or knee joint based on two-dimensional imaging, such as X-rays and CT scans. But Wael Barsoum, MD, Vice Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, and Joseph Iannotti, MD, PhD, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute, are working on … Read More
What does the inside of your hip look like? Your knee? Shoulder? You may not need or want to know. But for doctors attempting to treat patients with joint problems, the knowledge is essential. Recent advances in imaging technology are providing doctors enhanced views of damaged joints and, in the process, transforming how they approach … Read More
So, its springtime and you have watched enough golf on television. You have started to wear down the carpeting in your living room perfecting your winter swing. The impact bag you have used for months has convinced you that a groundbreaking season is at hand. It is an awesome feeling. You anticipate the league championship … Read More
There’s no guesswork when Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeons replace a patient’s shoulder or hip joint. That’s because the surgery already has been done, virtually. Three-dimensional computer imaging of a patient’s bone structure allows a surgeon to perform an operation virtually and then take it into the real world in a precise way, says Joseph P. … Read More