Participating in youth baseball can be very rewarding for your child. Unfortunately, shoulder and elbow problems can be part of the game too. Early diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and elbow problems can mean the difference between a long baseball career and a short one for your child or adolescent.
Shoulder and Elbow Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Baseball Players: What You Need to Know
- Youth baseball players may be at higher risk for a variety of shoulder and elbow problems, including rotator cuff injury, fractures and tendonitis.
- If your youth baseball player complains of persistent pain in the shoulder or elbow or if he or she can’t perform a full range of motion, you should seek medical advice.
- Because many different shoulder and elbow problems share symptoms, your child should get an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible. Early intervention usually leads to better outcomes.
- Diagnosing shoulder and elbow problems in pediatric and adolescent baseball players often involves getting an X-ray or MRI scan.
- Treatment of shoulder and elbow problems in youth baseball players ranges from medication and rest to surgery in rare circumstances.
Rely on the expertise of our physicians to help you manage your youth baseball player’s shoulder and elbow problems.