I am a 23 year old beach volleyball player and have undergone a surgical SLAP repair. I still have pain and am unable to perform my usual serve. I have a big tournament coming up in 3 months, what should I do?


A thorough workup including physical examination needs to be performed hopefully identifying the cause of pain. A bout of nonoperative treatment including physical therapy focusing on your overhead serving mechanics as well as strengthening and ROM will likely occur first. Injections into the subacromial or glenohumeral region may also prove beneficial.