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Little Leaguer's Elbow


Sports medicine expert, Dr. Larry Benson is watching out for little leaguer's elbow.

This is usually caused by overuse of the medial elbow from throwing too much at a young age and throwing pitches (such as curve balls) that the young elbow can't handle.

Watching a young athlete's pitch count is very important.

If pain occurs, stop throwing. Ice, NSAIDS, follow up with a physician for further treatment and protocol.

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