18 yrl old in trouble

hi guys… reading here i find a comunity to talk bout this for the 1st time… im an 18yr old 6’ft 2’’ 204 pounds pitcher but have been with troubles almost 2 years now… i fell an scrutiating soreness and cant throw a when i throw hard and i cant repeat the fastball again cuz its gets too sore… almost desperate hope to hear from you soon… thx from now…

My concern is not about the fact that you can’t repeat your fastball speed or throw hard but that you are having soreness which result in you not being about to throw hard. I know that we will chat with you about what is going on and support you in your recovery but the first thing is what have you done with respect to seeing a doctor or sports therapist? This needs to happen right away and nothing anyone says that isn’t a Dr and examined you personally will be valuable.

Hi, Winston, and welcome to the Fellowship of the Bump.
First—if you haven’t done so, make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist or a sports-medicine doctor and see him (or her) as soon as possible. Have X-rays and an MRI to rule out any physical cause for the problem. Second—if there is no real physical problem, get with a really good pitching coach and take a good look at your mechanics; something might be amiss there.
It’s been noticed that when a pitcher has a problem such as you describe he tends to get so caught up in it that his thought processes are adversely affected. The psychological and mental get all tangled up with the physical, and the result can be nothing short of disastrous. So, in addition, you might want to contact a sports psychologist—but make sure he knows his elbow from third base!
Many moons ago I had a pitching coach like that. He was, in fact, an active major league pitcher, a key member of the 1948-1955 Yankees’ legendary Big Three rotation, who doubled as an extra pitching coach for the team, and he was as much a psychologist as he was a first-rate coach and a pitcher who specialized in beating the Cleveland Indians to an unrecognizable pulp. We worked together for almost four years, and what I learned from him was nothing short of priceless—he helped me become a better pitcher than I had been before.
I can tell you this—don’t give up. There’s help out there, and you can be sure you’ll find what you need. 8) :baseballpitcher:

well… i have been to a physician and a therapist both told me my uper body is weak and that i have lactic acid in my shoulder and back area this was at least 7 or 8 months ago i took x-rays nothing poped up… the pain i feel is located in the deltoid muscle in the front part called ¨pars clavicularis¨ and when its intense it feels like it goes from there to the lower bicep… im planin an intensive routine that consist on throwing every day with a softball size gum ball… and workout the deltoid and my back a lot…

i live in dominican republic srry for my bad writting :stuck_out_tongue: thanks a lot for ur replys in hand… :wink:

Don’t worry about that, Winston. It was perfectly clear. So what you need to do now is work on strengthening your upper body, and it seems you have a plan with which you can work. Go to it, and best of luck. :slight_smile:

thanks a lot… ill be posting how it works… regrets thanks :smiley:

Be careful, if you have a pain in front of the shoulder down to the biceps you may have a tear in the labrum, known as a SLAP tear. Only a MRI will show this. It will not show up on an XRAY. A SLAP tear is a tear in the labrum where the biceps tendon attaches. Usually strength is not needed in the front muscles such as the deltoid, but more in the decelerating muscles in the back. I would try to get an MRI. If you can not, I would do some sleeper stretches to loosen up the back of the shoulder and also I would do the blackburn exercise to increase the strength in the shoulder blade region.
Good luck.

well, i have been considering an MRI but its not cheap here… i’ve started a routine of throwing and then on the noon working my back and shoulder’s with lightweight/ bunch of reps, this morning i throw a least 50 or so pitches with softball-sized-yellow-gum-ball and i felt like i could dominate a bit more…

@BillK: thats an order… comander :stuck_out_tongue:

BTW today a pitcher was signed by the yankees throwing a 100mph on the gun with 20 years old…

the thing is that here we have our reputacion crushed by a group of scouts who have changed ages of lots of baseball players and then lowered the average age for a signature… so players like me at 18 a undervalued nad more often being left without a contract…

ive been thinking a lot on aplying for a scolarship in the us… theres a program here that ask for high school-SAT- and another i dont remenber… thats why i wanna get prep to make a tryout with 'em…

well, ill keep u posted thanks again…

his how u been… well i wne t to another doctor… tok x-ray’s -.-(when i knew there was no need for it) and send me home 15 days for rest… aply heat 3 times a day and antiinflamatory gel after that with a pill… it sucks tho… but lets see…

i did this SLAP TEST wiith my dad’s help and got some of them positive (pretty scary thing) but ill see if the rest make a difference- if not gonna make the MRI

ill keep u posted hope to hear back… REGRETS