Little Leaguer's Elbow - NBC12 - Richmond, VA News

Little Leaguer's Elbow

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

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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