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How do I prevent my elbow pain in throwing baseball?

It depends. In a younger person, this could little league elbow and backdown of the elbow joint that can lead to long term elbow problems. If the pain is medial and goes into your ring and little finger, it's probably cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a pinched nerve on the inside of the elbow. If its the outside of the elbow, it may be tennis elbow syndrome. If it keeps hurting see a doctor. Read more...
Shoulder strength! Often times in overhead athletes there is a major biomechanical abnormality in the shoulder that effectively puts strain on the elbow and may lead to pain or even further injury. Addressing the shoulder with specific exercises for the rotator cuff and scapula can help with biomechanics. I suggest you see a sports medicine physician with experience in shoulder and elbow injuries to fix this. Read more...

Having elbow pain throwing in baseball. Which ligaments are usually the problem?

Ulnar collateral. The ligament that is placed through the most strain is the ulnar collateral ligament. This ligament keeps the elbow from opening along the inside of the arm. It is stressed and pulled upon with every throw. A strain or partial tear in the ulnar collateral ligament can sometimes heal on its own. For high level throwers that require a return to throwing, we may offer a "tommy john" reconstruction. Read more...
MCL. The throwing motion places the medial ulnar collateral ligament under significant strain. The ligament may stretch over time, leading to medial elbow pain. Sometimes, it may tear away from the bone acutely. If this occurs in a thrower, surgery maybe necessary to reconstruct the incompetent ligament. It is commonly referred to as "tommy john surgery". Read more...

I am having severe elbow pain while throwing a baseball. It came out of nowhere. What do I do?

Rest, NSAIDs . The standard orthopedic answer is to rest from throwing for a minimum of 3 weeks, try taking a NSAID ( Ibuprofen for example). Start back into a'reentry' throwing program where u slowly increase the distance and pace of your throwing over a 2-3 wk. period. If your pain recurs see an orthopedic surgeon w/ subspecialty training in sports medicine. Best of Luck! Read more...

I have been experiencing bad elbow pain that happened in my baseball game?

It depends. In a younger person, this could little league elbow and break down of the elbow joint that can lead to long term elbow problems. If the pain is medial and goes into your ring and little finger, it's probably cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a pinched nerve on the inside of the elbow. If its the outside of the elbow, it may be tennis elbow syndrome. If it keeps hurting see a doctor. Read more...