Concerns on Little League elbow

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Bibliographic Details
Title translated into German:Problematik des Little-League-Ellenbogens
Author:Wells, Michael J.; Bell, Gerald W.
Published in:Journal of athletic training
Published:30 (1995), 3 , S. 249-253, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Electronic resource (online) Print resource
ISSN:1062-6050, 0160-8320, 1938-162X
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Identification number:PU199605107781

Author's abstract

Little League elbow is a common overuse injury that will become more prevalent as more youths participate in baseball programs and other sports that involve overhead arm activities. The condition is highly treatable if diagnosed early in its development. Symptoms such as swelling and limited range of motion usually indicate an advanced overuse condition. Prevention and treatment should emphasize education of athletes, parents, and coaches about its etiology. Factors involved are proper pitching mechanics, stretching and strengthening programs, improving early recognition, and, most importantly, limiting the number of pitches thrown daily. Verf.-Referat