Little Leaguer’s shoulder is a term given to a common overuse injury of the shoulder usually seen in young overhead athletes. Young baseball pitchers most often suffer the injury – hence the name Little Leaguer’s shoulder.
This injury presents as shoulder pain that develops over time rather than after a specific event. It almost never requires surgery, but many parents and young athletes aren’t pleased to hear what the treatment involves.
Diagnosis and treatment of Little Leaguer’s shoulder
In this video, I discuss Little Leaguer’s shoulder and the diagnosis, treatment and prevention strategies. I offer suggestions for how we can prevent almost every case of this shoulder injury if parents and their kids just follow a few simple guidelines.