Shoulder pain is a very common complaint in baseball players. The vast majority of cases can be treated without surgery, after proper evaluation by a sports medicine physician and a treatment plan. Impingement, or bursitis, is the most common source of shoulder pain, and typically occurs in the “late cocking phase” for pitchers. I frequently will use anti-inflammatory medications or a Cortisone injection to treat it, and recommend some time away from throwing as well.
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