Little Leaguer’s Elbow – Gary M. Millard, D.O.


In some of the younger athletes, one of the biggest problems that we deal with in baseball players, children have what is called “Little Leaguer’s Elbow”, and basically it’s an overuse injury.

It definitely occurs in children that are not trying to throw just a straight fastball, but when they’re trying to throw different pitches, that is when they start developing their elbow problems. 

Coaches are becoming more cognizant of this right now, but there are still a lot of children that are in the 10 to 15-year-old age group that throw way too much, and they end up injuring their elbow from overuse.

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