Little League Shoulder

Little League Shoulder is an overuse injury caused by stress to the arm bone (humerus) nearest to the shoulder. This stress causes widening of the growth plate, resulting in swelling and pain at the shoulder.  It most commonly occurs in youth overhand pitchers between ages 11 and 16.

Common symptoms of little league shoulder include, repeated overhead throwing without proper rest, pitching and throwing with improper mechanics and lack of muscle strength.

Common treatment options for little league shoulder include, rest, ice, physical therapy, pitch analysis and a return-to-throwing program.