Throwers and Overhead athletes cause violent stresses in the shoulder and elbow. The large force combined with a high number of and number of repetitions can lead to significant injury. In fact, a recent study in Major League Baseball showed that close to 60% of injured players were pitchers. Dr. Miguel Ramirez, a fellowship-trained shoulder and elbow surgeon in Peoria, Il, specializes in shoulder and elbow injuries with special interests in athletes and throwers. A former pitcher himself, Dr. Ramirez became interested in shoulder and elbow injuries early in his career and dedicated his time to research the pathophysiology and biomechanics that lead to shoulder injuries. He has written numerous papers, book chapters, and presentations on the topic. Moreover, he is in tune with athletes, not only as a former athlete himself, but from his training, where he took part in the care of several professional teams such as the Baltimore Ravens, and Washington Nationals. He is currently serves as one of the team physicians for the Bradley University Braves and The Peoria Chiefs professional baseball team. If you are experiencing shoulder and elbow pain from throwing, whether elite level or just a weekend warrior, Dr. Ramirez can help you get back in the game. Call us (309) 676-5546 to schedule an initial consultation.
Common throwing injuries include:
- Shoulder impingement
- Labral (SLAP) tears
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Biceps tendonitis
- Elbow tendonitis.
- Ulnar Collateral ligament tears
If you or a loved one has shoulder and elbow pain when throwing, call our office right away for a consultation. Dr. Ramirez and his team evaluate your condition and prepare a treatment plan customized specifically for your sport and level of competition. If surgical treatment is required, Dr. Ramirez specializes in the latest minimally invasive shoulder and elbow techniques, including ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (also known as “Tommy John” surgery). Call today (309) 676-5546 to schedule an initial consultation.