Overhead Athlete Clinic

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Overhead athletes are more prone to elbow and shoulder injuries than athletes in other sports. From baseball and softball players, to gymnasts and swimmers, to tennis players and crossfittersthe movements necessary to participate in these sports tend to cause various tears, ligament injuries and impingements. We have experts with extensive experience in caring for these types of injuries and rehabilitating these athletes back to the high demands of their overhead sports. At Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, we are here to help you through every step of your injury and recovery journey. You’ll consult with a team of experts, including Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR) doctors, surgeons and physical therapists, who specialize in diagnosing and treating your condition. They continually study sports movement patterns and apply their learnings to make sure you get back sooner and safer. By working with the best, you can be confident that you’ll get a customized treatment plan that is right for your injury needs. And, with the assistance of our performance specialists, you can confidently return to your sport knowing you’re the best you’re able to be.

Some of the conditions, injuries and treatment options include:

  • Shoulder: Labral tears, internal impingement
  • Elbow: Cartilage injuries, medial ulnar collateral ligament injuries (Tommy John), elbow loose bodies, elbow bone spurs/impingement, elbow tendinitis, “little league” elbow
  • Treatment options such as physical therapy, motion and movement analysis to correct poor mechanics, performance coaching, non-surgical medical treatment, surgical treatment

Make an appointment to find out more about the individualized treatment and receive cutting-edge treatments that will help you get back to your activity faster than other treatments.

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