A 28-Year-Old High Level Volleyball Player with Sore Shoulder

  • Giovanni Di Giacomo
  • Nicola de Gasperis


The vast majority of shoulder injuries in overhead athletes should initially be approached with a conservative treatment. Only significant structural injuries with loss of function deserve early surgical intervention. Every overhead athlete requires a training program that strengthens all elements of the kinetic chain of the throwing motion. To prevent the effects of overtraining or throwing, it is essential to instruct the athlete what to do through specific exercises throughout the year.


Overhead athlete Shoulder pain Kinetic chain Labral injury 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Di Giacomo
    • 1
  • Nicola de Gasperis
    • 1
  1. 1.Concordia Hospital for Special SurgeryRomeItaly

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