Little League Elbow (Care of the Young Athlete)
|Little League elbow is a common overuse injury associated with throwing. This injury is most common in pitchers but also occurs in catchers, infielders, and outfielders.|
Little League elbow is the result of repetitive stress to the growth plate on the inside of the elbow. The greatest stress occurs during the acceleration phase of throwing a baseball.
Growing bones are easily injured because the growth plate is much weaker than the ligaments and muscles that attach to it. Once the...
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