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UH Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute

Shoulder Pain in Athletes

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. But it also is an unstable joint because of its range of motion. Shoulder injuries in athletes are frequently caused by activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching and weightlifting.


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The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. But it also is an unstable joint because of its range of motion. Shoulder injuries in athletes are frequently caused by activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching and weightlifting.

Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments and tendons, rather than the bones. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems, which can develop slowly through repetitive, intensive training routines.

Whether your shoulder problem is an instability or impingement issue, our expert board-certified and fellowship-trained sports medicine team has the specialized expertise and experience for any musculoskeletal issue involving the shoulder. We can provide surgical and non-surgical treatment options to get you pain-free as quickly as possible.

Shoulder Conditions We Treat