I often bowl around 200 balls three times a week. I am a spin bowler, but this season, my shoulder hurts, locks and clicks when I bowl. The injury has prevented me using my wrist to spin the ball. Could the injury be a rotator cuff tear, or is it just teenage growing pains?
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Dr. David S. Bailie chairs the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea (Hospital) in Scottsdale, Arizona, and he sees patients from all walks of life at The Orthopedic Clinic Association (TOCA) in Scottsdale, Arizona. A graduate of the University of Michigan, the Indiana University School of Medicine and was a post-graduate fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery at Baylor Sports Medicine Institute in Houston, Texas. , Dr. Bailie specializes in all sports medicine injuries and arthroscopic surgery, including shoulder reconstruction.
This could be a rotator cuff or more likely a labral tear (cartilage). The clicking and locking would of most concern and this should be evaluated by a shoulder specialist and with MRI/arthrogram.
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