What is Thrower’s Shoulder?

A throwing athlete is an athlete that repetitively uses the “throwing” motion throughout their games, workouts or trainings. Baseball players, swimmers, basketball players and more are all affected by thrower’s shoulder. Thrower’s shoulder, also known as “little league shoulder” is an overuse injury to the upper arms (humerus) growth plates caused by the repetitive throwing motion. The term “little league” is coined because athletes between the ages of 8 to 12 are most susceptible to this injury. Below, we will go over everything you need to know about this injury.

How is Thrower’s Shoulder Injury Sustained?

A thrower’s shoulder injury is sustained through repetitive “throwing” motions that stress the humerus near the shoulder and widen the growth plate. This results in swelling and pain in the shoulder, most common