I threw a pen with my friend today. Now that I pitched, I have a pain in the outside of my elbow, at certain times.
I feel pain at 2 times. When;
- If my elbow is a shoulder height and bent 90 degrees and I quickly internal and externally rotate the elbow, with my palm facing forward. I feel it when it is externally rotated.
- when my arm is at my side, bent at the elbow and I try to internally rotate against resistance applied from my other arm.
Considering the similarity to the throwing motion, I immediately thought "overuse?". However, I do not think this will be the case. I just started throwing again a couple weeks ago, and have thrown 3 bull pens - all off proper rest.
First pen - 40 pitches, 4 days rest
Second pen - 75 pitches, 4 days rest
Third pen - 45 pitches
I'm looking for any ideas to research, particularly involving the ulnar nerve - I had done nerve gliding exercises prior to pitching, as I've had an ROM issue from that for the past couple months - it appears it's out of place, and the glide exercises are supposed to bring it back.
From what I have read about tennis elbow, the symptoms do not match up with me.