The upper body of a human being has evolved for dexterity and flexibility, rather than strength. Our arms, wrists, and hands are excellent at all tasks involving the fine, delicate manipulation of lightweight objects.
In contrast, the lower half gives our bodies durability, strength, and endurance. Although lacking the refined control of the arms, our legs are capable of safely doing the endless daily repetitive motions of walking without wearing out. The legs and hips contain the body’s largest bones and strongest muscles, capable of providing enormous lifting and locomotive power.
This differentiation between the upper and lower parts of the human body may be considered the basic reason that so many sports injuries involve the shoulders.
Some of the most common causes of shoulder pain in athletes are shoulder dislocations, acromioclavicular joint injuries, rotator cuff tendonitis and tears, labral and superior labral anteroposterior tears, fractures and arthritis as well as activity-specific injuries such as “thrower’s shoulder,” “swimmer’s shoulder” and “rugby shoulder,” among others.
There are numerous other injuries and causes of shoulder pain in athletes than those mentioned above, so if you are experiencing persistent or severe shoulder pain, make an appointment with Dr. Gaurav Bhargava, the best sports injury doctor in Kanpur sooner rather than later. He is the most prominent and well-known orthopedic expert in the town. His excellence in treating bone and joint deformities is incomparable.
As with everything else, prevention (or at the very least, early detection and intervention) is often the best treatment strategy, and by effectively stretching and strengthening your shoulders and arms, the risk of sustaining some of these injuries can be reduced.