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Little League Elbow & Shoulder




Little League Elbow and Shoulder are overuse injuries usually caused by too much throwing using improper mechanics.
The most common ways for this to happen include:
  • Improper pitching mechanics
  • Excessive throwing
  • Not resting between pitching sessions
  • Playing multiple positions that require different throwing mechanics
  • Playing in more than one league in a season
  • Weakness of the muscles that support the shoulder and shoulder blade during throwing; in addition to core weakness and tightness causing improper mechanics

The risk of developing little league elbow increases when an athlete:

Physical Therapy Goals for treating Little League Elbow and Shoulder
Physical therapy is an important component in all stages of recovery. Because throwing and reaching activities are total body activities, weakness or tightness in one area will increase the stress through the other areas of the body. For this reason, your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation not only of the shoulder and elbow but also of the trunk and lower extremities. This will include a biomechanical analysis to help determine not only the faulty movement patterns, but also areas of weakness and/ or tightness contributing to dysfunction.


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