What is Little League Elbow?
- Little League Elbow is a painful inflammation of the bony bump on the inside of the elbow.
- This spot is the attachment site where the tendons of the muscles that bend your wrist and fingers are located.
What Causes Little League Elbow?
- Occurs as a result of overuse to the muscles of the elbow and forearm.
- Doing activities without enough rest and recovery. Examples include: throwing a ball too hard and too often, golfing, swimming, typing, texting, etc.
What Are The Symptoms?
- Pain on the inside of the elbow that may extend along the forearm, especially with skills that require using the elbow, such as throwing.
- Swelling on the inside of the elbow that may extend along the forearm.
- Weak or painful grip strength.
What Can I Do to Feel Better?
- Rest. Do not do things that cause pain.
- Ice for 15-20 minutes at a time will help decrease swelling and pain.
When Should I See a Medical Professional?
- If rest and ice are not improving the condition.
- If you are uncertain about the severity of the condition.