Little League Shoulder

<18-year-old baseball player – Little league shoulder

Intro: Little league shoulder is a condition of the shoulder joint among young baseball players, especially pitchers and catchers. It is often due to stress on the growth plate of the arm bone (humerus) while pitching, resulting in widening of the growth plate.

Symptoms: Discomfort moving the shoulder and pain.

Treatment: Cessation of throwing and physical therapy, followed by a throwing program before returning to play. If suspected, it is advised stop throwing and to seek medical attention for evaluation as soon as possible.