Pitcher’s Elbow is a condition referring to the inflammation or laxity of the medial collateral ligament that connects the humerus to the ulna.
Symptoms usually include pain, clicking and elbow instability, as well as numbness in the little and ring fingers due to ulnar nerve irritation. Painful bone spurs may also be present.
Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories and kinetic chain analysis are first steps in treatment. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is also an option. Arthroscopic surgery – sometimes with ligament reconstruction aka Tommy John Surgery – is normally required when conservative methods prove insufficient.