Testing & Diagnosis for Little League Shoulder in Children

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Contact the Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program

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At your appointment, your child’s doctor will ask about his history with sports and injuries, as well as how often he throws and whether he is on multiple teams.

The doctor will examine his arm to check for pain, swelling and tenderness along the upper arm and shoulder, and check to see if he has normal and full movement of the arm and shoulder. 

Then the doctor will take X-rays of both shoulders in order to compare the throwing arm with the other arm. This helps to see differences and show any signs of change in the growth plate and surrounding bones.

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