Injuries in young athletes are on the rise, but children getting elbow and shoulder injuries during the game is more common than we think.
Each year, thousands of children complain about elbow and shoulder pain. Damage or tear of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) is the most common injury which is generally caused because pitchers try to throw too much. This ligament is the main stabilizer of the elbow for the motions required in pitching. When it gets damaged, it can be difficult to rehabilitate.
This infographic presented by Spectrum Health is quite helpful, and shares some mind blowing tips.