Little League Elbow
If your little athlete is experiencing persistent elbow pain, it is time to consult with Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics. We have specialized experience in providing relief from the symptoms of little league elbow through a range of selective treatments. Our ethos involves joint preservation, with surgery as a last resort in extreme cases.
The good news is, most athletes suffering from little league elbow can be treated using conservative measures. Rest and physical therapy may alleviate pain and discomfort. The tendons, ligaments and growth plates require a break from throwing activities to heal. Icing the elbow regularly throughout the day can also help with inflammation and provide pain relief.
The aim of physical therapy is to strengthen the muscles around the young athlete’s elbow. Silicon Valley Orthopaedics will create a tailored treatment plan based on a comprehensive assessment of the severity of little league elbow.
Surgery for Little League Elbow
Surgery is typically reserved for little league elbow that has resulted from an accident. If there is a serious injury, surgical repairs are necessary to ensure that the ligaments are attached to the bones. Your child will need to take a break from sporting activities for a number of months after any reparative surgical procedure. This is to help ensure the most successful outcome from treatment.
Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds are orthopedic surgeons who specialize in nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatment options, whenever possible. Your child achieving a full recovery after treatment at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics is our main priority.
For more information on treatments provided by Silicon Valley Orthopaedics for little league elbow, feel free to contact our team today. We are your trusted partners in helping your young athlete get back on the field at full strength.