Surgery

Q&A: Rotator cuff tears—treatment and recovery

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 49-year-old man, and I've played tennis for many years without any injuries. But a few weeks ago, I developed pain in my shoulder during a match and was diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear. My doctor ...

Medical research

How did your shoulder form?

Whether you're pitching a baseball, playing a violin, or typing at your desk, your shoulder helps you get the job done. This joint is a complex machine, and in order to protect shoulders from injury, scientists want to develop ...

Health

Are fast-pitch softball pitchers overdoing it?

Youth baseball leagues often have fairly strict limits on how many innings pitchers can pitch, or how many pitches a player can throw. But for girls playing fast-pitch softball, such guidelines are rare. One reason is that ...

Surgery

Is a common shoulder surgery useless?

(HealthDay)—New research casts doubt on the true effectiveness of a common type of surgery used to ease shoulder pain.

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