Managing Rotator Cuff Injuries in Elite Athletes

It is essential that therapists work with athletes and clients effectively, in order to improve performance and aid rehabilitation through effective mobility and recovery practice.

A frequent cause of pain and dysfunction for an elite athlete are rotator cuff injuries. If these types of injuries are not treated properly with inadequate equipment, the elite athlete will lose valuable participation time which could be incredibly detrimental to their future sporting career.

A recent study by Weiss, Wang, Hendel, Buzzerio & Rodeo (2018) different methods for managing rotator cuff injuries and their effectiveness:

Conservative management, including a comprehensive rehabilitation program, anti-inflammatories, and corticosteroid injections continue to be the preferred method of choice when treating these types of injury.

More recent techniques have also included intramuscular dry needling and the use of biologics such as platelet-rich plasma and stem cells, and they have shown promising results, but still require further investigation.

However, a recent study has highlighted the importance other recovery methods, including foam rolling, in treating severe injuries including rotator cuff injuries. When treating injuries of this nature, therapists should always use high quality rehab products to in order to decrease recovery time.

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