How does our site make you feel?
Great   Indifferent

Physical exam of the elbow and shoulder

Want to diagnose an elbow injury? A shoulder injury? After presenting this topic at the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association annual meeting we...

Want to diagnose an elbow injury? A shoulder injury?

After presenting this topic at the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association annual meeting we have received  many requests for a “how to” videos of the physical examination of the elbow.    So, here you go! This shows how I typically evaluate the athlete’s elbow, with emphasis on diagnosing thrower’s injuries.

Physical Examination of the shoulder by Dr. David Lintner. This video shows how to examine the athlete’s shoulder with emphasis on the rotator cuff, labrum, and ligaments. Issues common to thrower’s shoulders are highlighted.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Stretches and Exercises That Help Shoulder Instability

After your shoulder has been dislocated, it can create instability in your joint, limiting your range of motion and strength. If you struggle with shoulder instability, strengthening your shoulder muscles, tendons, and ligaments can help.

Tips for Returning to Play After an ACL Tear

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) stabilizes your knee when you walk, run, and jump. Unfortunately, ACL tears are common and may take athletes out of their game for months or even permanently. With proper rehab, you can play again. Here’s how.

The Benefits of Rehabilitation After a Sports Injury

When you injure yourself playing sports, you want to get back in the game as soon as possible. A sports injury, however, can sideline you completely if you don’t heal correctly. That’s why rehabilitation is essential.

How to Plan for Your Rotator Cuff Surgery

If you’ve torn your rotator cuff, you’ve probably tried everything from rest to steroids to ease the pain and restore mobility. However, in some cases, a surgical solution is the best option. If that’s your situation, here’s what to do.