Causes of UCL Tears:
UCL tears are often associated with repetitive stress and overuse, particularly in athletes who engage in overhead throwing sports like baseball, softball, and javelin. The constant strain placed on the elbow during these activities can gradually wear down the ligament. Traumatic injuries, such as a fall or a direct blow to the elbow, can also result in UCL tears.
In conclusion, UCL tears in the elbow can be a challenging and painful condition, especially for athletes. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are essential for a full recovery. Whether through conservative methods or surgery, the goal is to restore the elbow's function and get individuals back to their active lifestyles. If you suspect a UCL tear, consult a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation and personalized treatment plan.
Dr. Weber and his team treat many Los Angeles athletes and weekend warriors with elbow UCL tears each year. We provide personalized treatment for all elbow injuries including physical therapy, injections, and surgery such as UCL repair or Tommy John. We treat all patients including professional athletes to high school recreational players to weekend warriors. If you are a patient with an elbow injury in Los Angeles, please reach out. We can see you within 24 hours.