BASEBALL

Beyond Tommy John Surgery: Striking Out Baseball Injuries in AL

Baseball is about more than strength and speed. It’s about learning how your body works, and refining it to its full potential. That also means learning how to prevent overuse and injuries — and knowing where to go when they happen.

Baseball injuries are most commonly centered around the shoulders, elbows, knees and ankles. They are often the result of the powerful throws, swings and quick pivots that define the game. An injury may hit all at once in a traumatic event, or it may start with a little twinge that just won’t go away and gets progressively worse.

At Andrews Sports Medicine, our orthopaedic specialists provide advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatment for orthopaedic conditions affecting ballplayers of all ages, including:

  • Biceps tendinopathy
  • Elbow Tendonitis
  • Knee Ligament Injuries, including ACL, PCL and MCL
  • Labral Tear
  • Medial Elbow Apophysitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • SLAP Tear
  • Sprains and Strains
  • UCL Injuries

In collaboration with the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI), our research and education partner, work is constantly being done to improve the understanding, prevention and treatment of baseball-related injuries. We’re also national leaders in injury prevention research and education. This work has contributed to current baseball regulations that are designed to protect ballplayers and reduce overuse injuries. Each of our patients receives injury prevention counseling as part of their comprehensive care.

If you’re seeking treatment for orthopaedic conditions related to baseball, call us at (205) 939-3699 or request an appointment using our online form. You can also use our Physician Finder to learn which of our sports medicine physicians specializes in treating your particular condition.

 

Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center provides world-class orthopaedic treatment for baseball players in AL.