General guide to arm and shoulder injury Since badminton involves a lot of repetive overhead injuries, badminton players are espically vulnerable to shoulder injuries much like basball pitchers. The shoulder is easily injured due to the lack of blood supply there, and hence its inability to quickly heal. Thus, continuous use of the shoulder, espcially in clears and smashes, can cause wear and tear faster than the body can fix it. When other actvities that stress the shoulder are factored in, such as heavy lifting, injury seems invetiable. Treatment of shoulder injuries, pretty much regardless of what it is, is rather straight forward. Conservative treatment is compsed of rest. When the pain becomes minimal, or when it is just starting, rotator cuff stregnthening exercises should be added to reduce future risk of injury. If the fails, sugery is the only other option.