A 14-year-old right-handed male baseball pitcher comes to you complaining of right shoulder pain for several weeks. He recalls no injury to his shoulder but instead complains of slowly worsening pain with throwing. Between travel and now high school baseball, which just recently resumed, he often finds himself pitching in multiple games per week. As you examine the athlete, you discover tenderness to palpation over the lateral aspect of his right shoulder.
Erin Frick is a pediatric sports medicine physician currently working in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She completed a pediatric residency at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando, Florida, and a sports medicine fellowship with Orlando Health. Frick is active in AMSSM, serving on the Intraining Exam and Education committees.
Marc P. Hilgers is a sports medicine physician in Orlando, Florida. He serves as the Medical Director of Sports Medicine at Orlando Health, director of the sports medicine fellowship at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, and director of the Level One Concussion Center at Orlando Health. He is an active contributor to the professional organizations of AMSSM, ACSM, DAN, AMA, and AAFP.