Little League Elbow
Little League Elbow refers to the pain and inflammation that occurs at the inside point of the elbow,
also known as the medial epicondyle.
What causes Little League Elbow & Medial Epicondylitis?
Little League Elbow is generally caused by any activity (not just baseball) that requires forceful and
repeated bending on the wrist and fingers. When performing this particular activity, the flexor
muscles and tendons of the arm tighten. The constant repetition of this action stresses the muscles,
causing micro-tearing of the flexor tendon, and inflammation of the soft tissues.
What are symptoms of Little League Elbow & Medial Epicondylitis?
On the inside of the elbow, tenderness will be felt to touch or with activity. There will generally be
pain when flexing (curling) your wrist along with diminished grip strength.
How do you treat Little League Elbow & Medial Epicondylitis?
Early on it is important to reduce inflammation after activities with ice. Active Release Techniques
(ART)can lengthen and tighten the muscles and tendons around the elbow. This is often paired with
specific stretching protocols to ensure that this doesn't become a continual problem.