Testing & Diagnosis for Little League Elbow in Children

Your child’s doctor will want to know all about his sports history:

•   how many sports he plays each year
•   how many leagues per sport and
•   how often he throws on a weekly basis.

The doctor will examine the elbow to see how well it moves around, where the pain is and whether there is swelling. An X-ray, which will show any changes that might have occurred where the cartilage meets the bone, and it will also show any damage to the growth plate.