About 20% of sports injuries involve the shoulder, including dislocations, sprains and strains. Shoulder injuries are most common in tennis, swimming, weightlifting, baseball, and volleyball — basically, any sport that involves a lot of overhead movement. These problems are generally due to overuse, which loosens the rotator cuff the group of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, and weakness and slipping in the shoulder.
To prevent shoulder injuries which often occur due to patients who have not been using the shoulder muscles for a while, such as during your baseball league’s off-season are recommended to strengthen the muscles through weight training before the season begins. When the patient is injured patients should apply RICE technique and take anti-inflammatory medication.