I recently began playing / pitching again after 19 years. My upper-body is strong, however, it feels I'm only at 50% velocity compared to when I was back in High School. (O.K., I admit, the years have taken some toll--but shouldn't be this much IMHO after a month of practice.)
At any rate, I pitched 1 1/3 innings during our first game and then I basically had no strength left in my arm.
After warming up for our second game I felt I had more velocity on the ball and was feeling pretty good. However, after five minutes I found myself in absolute pain on my inner-upper arm between the bicep and tricep. Ten minutes later my whole arm was numb and just stung like no tomorrow--no position I held it in lessened the pain. It hurt so much that I had to take myself out of the game as I was seeing stars.
I iced the area for about an hour and still had pain after two. The pain did finally go away and I have full-range of motion. However, it is sensitive to the touch along the inner part of my arm--right in between the bicep and tricep.
1.) Any ideas what may be going on? My shoulder and elbow are just fine. My bicep and triceps are just fine. I looked all over for a description of the cause / pain and the closest thing I came up with is something to do with the "Bronchial Nerve".
2.) Is this normal from being out of the game for so long? Will this just go away once my arm realizes I'm asking it to be bionic again?
3.) My mechanics should be sound as no other part of my arm is experiencing pain.
I'm at a loss, and I'm frustrated. Thanks for any ideas--even if it is to tell me to get my butt into a doctor.