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Elbow Injury Prevention

Little League Elbow:

  • Avoid same sort year round participation
  • Maintain appropriate pitching count
  • Avoid curve balls and sliders until the body is mature
  • Maintain good shoulder strength and flexibility
  • Take an off-season of at least one month
  • Review pitching mechanics with a qualified professional
  • Maintain good lower body strength and flexibility
  • Ice elbow after heavy activity

Tennis Elbow:

  • Maintain good strength and flexibility of shoulder and forearm
  • Avoid repetitive movements with same arm and alternate arm when possible
  • Ice elbow after heavy activity

Triceps Tendonitis:

  • Avoid overuse activities
  • Avoid forceful snapping movements of the elbow
  • Maintain good strength of the triceps region

Elbow OCD:

  • Avoid overuse loading of the elbow such as repeated vault in gymnastics
  • Monitor for signs and symptoms and seek attention of an orthopedic surgeon if persistent pain develops
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • AANA: Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Louisiana Orthopaedic Association
  • North Oaks Health System
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