“My arm hurts.” The complaint is a common one, but what factors need to be considered to determine what the issue ultimately is? Dr. Mark Carlson of Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine joined High Noon on Wednesday to define various kinds of arm pain–particularly in young baseball and softball players.
Little League Shoulder (SportsMedToday)
Little League Elbow (SportsMedToday)
Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Injuries (SportsMedToday)
Weighted Ball Throwing Programs (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health)
Baseball Injuries (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine–PDF)
The Risks of Shoulder and Elbow Injury from Participation in Youth Baseball (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons–PDF)