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As a result of repetitive stress to the growth plate on the inside of the elbow, Little League Elbow does not result from a specific injury. Rather, it comes on gradually, and at some point, athletes may feel an occasional pop that is painful. When it comes to young athletes, it’s important to understand that because bones are still growing, they are more susceptible to injury and overuse conditions. Yet, given the pressure of competitive sports, many will fight through their symptoms in order to continue playing.

In regards to Little League Elbow, this is mostly associated with athletes in the pitcher or catcher position (though it can also occur in those playing other positions). Early manifestations of the condition such as aching, sharp pain, are usually only experienced while pitching or catching. In fact, the intensity of the pain is directly related to the number of pitches thrown. However, as the condition worsens, any type of throwing begins causing pain. Ultimately, young athletes can suffer small fractures of the growth plate, resulting in small bone fragments. They may also experience early arthritis and bone spurs. Upon testing for Little League Elbow, x-rays might reveal if the growth plate has not yet fused, if it has widened and if loose chips of bone are present.

For the most part, conservative means of treatment are sufficient for Little League Elbow. Yet, because the elbow is a complex joint of three bones, as well as ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves and blood vessels, treatment is not one-size-fits-all. Depending on the age of the athlete, the severity of the condition and any previous injuries sustained, Little League Elbow is best treated by an experienced orthopedic with a specialty in complex elbow conditions.

Expert In Complicated Elbow Conditions – Dr. Masi Reynolds

An expert in complicated conditions of the elbow, Dr. Masi Reynolds incorporates leading edge, minimally invasive treatments whenever possible. These include advanced arthroscopy, cartilage restoration and joint realignments to reduce pain and maximize mobility. In the event that an elbow condition is severe or significantly complex, Dr. Reynolds has the experience and skill necessary to perform intricate surgeries with great precision.
To schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Masi Reynolds today at his San Jose practice.

Posted on behalf of Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: (510) 899-9200

Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds will help you achieve pain relief and return to an active lifestyle. Schedule Your Consultation Now!


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Masi Reynolds, D.O.

5 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Becca Lopez

Dr. Reynolds is such an amazing doctor who is passionate and dedicates all his knowledge to help patients improve their health and injuries. I appreciate his patience and willingness to go above and beyond what is asked.

Rebecca M.

Dr Reynolds performed a very technical and complicated surgery on my son's shoulder last year. My son is (was!) a college football player and had 3 different shoulder surgeries to repair the same issue. After repeated failures I found Dr. Reynolds. He performed a Laterjet surgery which is something that is rarely done. Fast-forward a year, my son's shoulder has never had any more problems and he is stronger than ever. Thank you, Dr. Reynolds!

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Andrea W.

I went to see Dr. Reynolds last week because I have chronic pain in my hip. He was incredible helpful and knowledgeable. He greeted me with a warm smile and was patient and kind, showing me exactly what the problem is and the treatment alternatives. He spent a lot of time with me and I am extremely happy with the treatment plan he has for me. I can highly recommend him.

Darla B.

Dr Reynolds has been amazing at treating many of my patients in need, including my daughter! Thank you, Dr Reynolds - I look forward to co-managing more patients in the near future!

Henrik Martin

Dr Reynolds is a Rock Star! I ripped a bicep tendon clean off my forearm in September 2016. After countless phone calls to the huge "Non Profit" hospital chain I usually go to, and the realization that they wouldn't be able to see me in several weeks, I decided to look elsewhere. My son had previously been treated by Dr. Haber at a small clinic in Campbell, so I called the clinic, and got an appointment with his colleague, Dr Kerisimasi Reynolds. I have to say that I was a little hesitant at first, because of his young age, and I was wondering how many surgeries he had performed. Anyway, I got a really good vibe from him, and he was super professional and explained everything really well in terms I could understand. He got me an MRI the same day, a follow up visit the next day I think, and he was able to do the surgery within the next 5 days. I decided to go for it, and it was a 1 hour surgery with a long recovery. This was in September, and I have my last physical therapy session next week. That said, I'd go under the knife for Dr Kerisimasi again anytime if I needed to. He's totally on top of his game, knows a lot about all the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery, etc. He also followed up with personal phone calls, emails, and even gave me his cell phone number in case I had post operation questions or concerns. I've been very active my whole life in a variety of sports and outdoors activities, and he has the mindset that he wants to enable you to get back to those activities as soon as possible, which I really appreciate. I give him an A+. He performed a state-of-the-art tendon reattachment surgery, and I'm basically fully recovered by now. I'm lifting weights, working without pain, and hope to be back in my river kayak this spring! I hope I don't have to see him in the operating room again, but if I do, I know I'm in good hands :-)

Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 899-9200