Blog posts by David T. Bernhardt, MD

How to prevent Little League elbow

Your young baseball player might have an incredible fastball, but if he or she starts to complain about elbow pain after a game, don’t ignore it. Your child could be developing an overuse injury known as “Little League elbow.”

“The most mild form of the condition is a tendon injury, but it can also be associated with bony problems in the joint itself, and in the most severe cases, it could be caused by a tear in the ligament that provides significant stability in the elbow of a pitcher,” explains David T. Bernhardt, MD, a UW Health primary care sports medicine physician.

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