Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete
Overhand throwing places extremely high stresses on the elbow. In pitching athletes who play sports such as such as baseball, cricket, and other sports which involve throwing, these high stresses are repeated many times and can lead to serious overuse injury.
In most cases, overuse injuries common to throwing athletes can be treated conservatively through rest, physiotherapy, and analysis of throwing techniques to adopt a technique which reduces strain on the elbow. If symptoms are not relieved by conservative means and the athlete wishes to continue their sport, surgical options may be considered.
Dr James McLean provides consultation and various treatments for overuse injuries and a wide variety of other elbow conditions in his multiple practice locations in Adelaide and Darwin. With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their injuries. Click here for more information on other conditions involving the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow which Dr James McLean has a special interest in treating.