Orthopaedic doctors seeing rise in overuse injuries
Monday, October 10, 2022

by Liz Bonis, WKRC

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CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A warning if you are excited about the weekend and plan to get in some extra sports play time or workout time.

The team at OrthoCincy in Clermont County says they are seeing a rise in overuse injuries, especially in shoulders. They say getting some help with technique of anything you need to throw or toss in a game can help, and so can building up the muscles around the area.

They have quite a team that helps in healing with sports training and physical therapy as well.

Local 12 asked Dr. Trevor Wilkes how long healing takes, when it's time to see a sports medicine specialist if you've been feeling pain in your upper arms and shoulders and what they can do to help.

"Can we help you see what your diagnosis is and clarify the things you're in control of to make it better? Because the cool thing is the vast majority of shoulder injuries will get better without surgery, and that's borne out in the research really clearly," Dr. Wilkes. "Letting it go too far can be bad. So certainly, some things we think about is if it's been going on for more than six weeks or so, if you can't do sports that you love -- your really beloved hobbies -- and if it's starting to affect the quality of your day-to-day life, especially sleep, those are all reasons you should come see us."