Hi everyone. My son is 9 but about to turn 10. First year of kid pitch but he did play in fall and pitched. Did no throwing over winter and threw about twice a week since Late Feb trying to get back in groove.
For about past month or so, he's has complained of elbow pain. On a scale of one to ten he says it's usually a 3 or 4. He never has pain outside of pitching. I see no swelling and he never complains about anything else with it. His elbow is never sore after a game. He says its doesn't hurt on every pitch, just some. We were catching football tonight and he didn't say anything about his elbow.
I did have him get an x-Ray thinking it might be something with his growth plate in the medial epicondyle. The x-ray was clear however.
He's only pitched a max of one inning in any game this year and if he complains, I take him out. It is certainly not an overuse issue.
I think it has to do almost all with mechanics but also am treading lightly. Having him rest completely isn't going to help his mechanics, but I also don't want the issue to get worse.
Anyone have any suggestions or thoughts? Is it Ok to have him continue to pitch and kind of work through this, since it is not all the time and not every pitch. Just figured someone may have some experience with this and can guide me here a bit. Thanks in advance.