June 2014 Sports Shoulder Injury, Voltaren Novartis Celebrating 40 Years at JW Marriott Marquis Duba


Dr. William Murrell invited to talk about Sports Shoulder Injury at the Voltaren’s 40th year celebration presented by Novartis. The event hosted by MBC was held at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE. Other distinguished speakers invited for the event was Dr. Vishwas Chhabra, and Dr. Humeira Badsha consultant rheumatologist at Dr. Humeira Badsha Medical Center.

Shoulder Injury

About 20% of sports injuries involve the shoulder, including dislocations, sprains and strains. Shoulder injuries are most common in tennis, swimming, weightlifting, baseball, and volleyball — basically, any sport that involves a lot of overhead movement. These problems are generally due to overuse, which loosens the rotator cuff — the group of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, and weakness and slipping in the shoulder.

Warning Signs of a Shoulder Injury

If you are experiencing pain in your shoulder, ask yourself these questions:

  • Is your shoulder stiff? Can you rotate your arm in all the normal positions?

  • Does it feel like your shoulder could pop out or slide out of the socket?

  • Do you lack the strength in your shoulder to carry out your daily activities?

If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, you should consult an orthopaedic surgeon for help in determining the severity of the problem

Prevention: To prevent shoulder injuries — which often occur when you haven’t been using your shoulder muscles for a while, such as during your baseball league’s off-season — be sure to strengthen your muscles through weight training before the season begins.

Rehab Tips If you do injure yourself, RICE and an anti-inflammatory medication are your best treatment options.

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