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Injury Time Out with Capilano Rehab: Don’t Throw Your Arm Out!

| May 12, 2015 | Reply

Baseball Pitcher Throwing ball, selective focusWhether you throw from the field like Mike Trout or not, the amount of stress that is put through your shoulder when you whip a baseball to home plate is significant.  The act of throwing requires the use of your deltoids, supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles in your shoulder (referred to as your rotator cuff) and your biceps and triceps muscles in your arm.

When one of the mentioned muscles becomes weakened or strained due to the repetitive motion of throwing, the other muscles compensate for that weakness and can lead to a muscle strain.  As a result some common shoulder injuries in baseball and softball players are: labrum tears, biceps tendinitis, rotator cuff tendinitis or tendon tears, internal impingement and/or shoulder instability. 

Treatment is specific for each injury, but the best treatment is early recognition and preventative actions.  Proper short throw warmups are a must.  So is rest.  Even in slow pitch!  So if your shoulder is constantly sore after you are finished your game and the soreness continues to last more than a few days even with ice and anti-inflammatories, that is when you need to come see us at Capilano!

At Capilano Rehab Centre we have a variety of treatments that our trained Physical Therapists can choose from to create an injury recovery program specifically for your sore shoulder or elbow.  In addition to basic therapy and exercise, options include Radial Shockwave Therapy®, Graston Technique, IMS Therapy, K-Laser® Therapy, Certified Medical Acupuncture and Active Release Therapy (ART) depending on your specific injury and rehab needs.

Don’t throw your arm out!  But if you do, give us a call at 780-466-1104.



Capilano Rehab Centre | Physical Therapy Capilano physical therapists have provided state-of-the-art physical therapy, sports physiotherapy, back pain, WCB, accident, whiplash and injury rehab to clients in Edmonton for over 10 years.

5832 Terrace Rd Edmonton, AB. T6A 3Y8

(780) 466-1104

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I am Capilano Rehab Centre’s Community Care Coordinator. I have been with Capilano Rehab for 9 years primarily as a Physio Assistant, but also as a Receptionist. I have a Physical Education Degree from the University of Alberta, which I will eventually use when my two young children are grown up. In the mean time I am enjoying helping people in the Community through my role as Community Care Coordinator and bringing awareness to how a Physiotherapist can help you get back to the activities you love the most!

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