Rotator Cuff Injury
What are the Rotator Cuff muscles?
The Rotator Cuff muscles control rotation of the shoulder. They consist of the infraspinatus teres minor and supraspinatus which rotate the shoulder outwards and the subscapularis which is one of the muscles which rotate the shoulder inwards. These muscles are put under a great deal of strain especially in throwing events and racket sports where your arm is above your head a lot. A sudden sharp pain in the shoulder would indicate a possible rupture of a tendon, while a gradual onset is more likely to be inflammation.
Symptoms also include:
What can the athlete do?
What can a sports injury specialist or doctor do?
It is easier to prevent this injury from occurring in the first place. Careful attention should be applied to strengthening the rotator cuff muscles by doing outward rotation exercises with elastic or light weights.
Click Here to visit the official site of Volleyball Related Injuries