Elbow Apophysitis commonly occurs in children, teenagers, and in younger baseball pitchers. Similar to Osgood Schlatter’s Disease and Severs’ Disease, often, the child or teen will grow out of this condition by the late teen years.
What is it?
Often called ‘little league elbow,’ Elbow Apophysitis is the inflammation of the apophysis or growth plate on the medial part of the elbow.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include chronic elbow pain and elbow swelling.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, palpation for tenderness, and collecting a thorough patient history to determine the mechanism of injury.
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