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What can cause a young pitcher's elbow to hurt after pitching a game?

If a young pitcher's elbow hurts after each game that he pitches, he may have little league elbow. This is an injury due to repetitive stress on the elbow. Little league elbow may lead to delayed growth from fractures to the olecranon epiphysis, osteochondritis of the capitulum, and an avulsion to the medial epicondyle.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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