AC Joint Injury

The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is commonly injured in lacrosse from player to player contact or associated with stick contact, directly made to the top of the shoulder. Another cause of injury can be falling on an outstretched hand. There are several classifications of AC joint injury, or separation, based on severity: types 1-6. Types 1-3

Meniscus Tear

Meniscus tears are most commonly sustained when the knee is bent and then twisted, as in planting the foot and pivoting to shoot, pass, or change direction with running while playing lacrosse. There are different classifications of meniscus tears based on how the tear looks on MRI. The location of the meniscus tear, once diagnosed,

Upper Leg Contusion

A quad contusion, or bruise, is a result of direct impact to the muscle. Lacrosse is a very physical sport, many times, player-to-player contact causes contusions, the player comes into contact with the goal post or is hit with the ball. A direct blow likely causes broken blood vessels causing blood to pool in the
Rotator cuff tendinitis is an overuse injury and most frequently occurs due to repetitive overhead arm movement. Many times, poor biomechanics and muscle imbalances lead to injury. In lacrosse, this injury is seen due to the repetitive nature and overuse of the shoulder in passing, shooting, and carrying the lacrosse ball. Rotator cuff tendinitis affects

Hamstring Strain

When a muscle is stretched beyond its normal limit, injury can result. An acute muscle strain is the result of an immediate or sudden occurrence that causes pain. In lacrosse, hamstring strains are common, as athletes may quickly change speed from jog to a sprint when fatigued or not warmed up appropriately. Chronic muscle strains