Condition of the Month: Little League Elbow

Symptoms: Elbow is sore to the touch and may experience swelling; sudden onset of pain and feels like something giving way in the elbow; pain may be associated with catching, throwing overhand, or locking of the elbow.

Prevention: always warm up before pitching with light aerobic exercise, stretch your muscles slowly and gently before pitching, follow the pitching rules of your baseball league and do not pitch in two leagues at the same time.

Treatment: can offer guidelines on exercise conditioning techniques, nutrition, and general fitness. Of course, when treatment is needed, the chiropractor is fully equipped to manage nonsurgical treatment of typical sports injuries. Chiropractic care also works on correcting misaligned or out of place vertebrae and can remove the pressure placed on the nerve endings that line the surface of the joint and course through the space between the joints, reducing pain and improving flexibility and function.

– Focus On Health

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