My baseball-playing son hurt his shoulder. What do I do now?

The first line treatment for a sports-related shoulder injury is RICE: rest, ice, compression, elevation. If the pain, swelling, and difficulty using the arm persists, then an evaluation by an orthopedic specialist is warranted. During this evaluation, a physical exam will be performed as well as x-rays. In skeletally immature children, acute injuries may occur [...]