Thus far, we’ve discussed Rotator Cuff Tears and knee injuries, but the knee and elbow aren’t the only joints vulnerable to injury for baseball players. The elbow is also commonly subject to distress, especially when it comes to throwing athletes, such as pitchers and infielders. Elbow injuries typically result from repeated, high-stress motion, which leads to overuse of the joint and can be very painful. Luckily, this condition is treatable at MidAmerica’s Sports Medicine Clinic located in Palos Hills and Mokena.
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Have you ever experienced a popping or snapping sensation in your hip when walking or shifting your body? You may be experiencing Snapping Hip Syndrome, also known as Dancer’s Hip. While typically harmless, Snapping Hip Syndrome can cause painful swelling of the fluid sacs that cushion joints. Luckily, many patients have success treating Snapping Hip Syndrome with home treatments and physical therapy.
Causes & Symptoms
Snapping Hip Syndrome occurs when a tendon or muscle moves over the knobby bones in one’s hip. The most common symptom that patients experience is a cracking or snapping sound and sensitivity when exercising the hip. (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
While baseball players often experience shoulder injuries, the knee is also a common potential pain point. Due to the complex bone, cartilage, ligament, and tendon structure, any movement—like running from base to base, twisting while your foot is planted or landing on a flexed knee sliding into home—can result in a serious knee injury requiring treatment at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills or Mokena clinics.