Anyone ever have bicep tendonitis in the lower area of the bicep near the elbow. This has been bothering me for a few months and nothing seems to work. It hasn’t really effected my velocity, but it has hindered my ability to throw more. I could probably throw 40 pitches off the mound right now before the throbbing pain would db too much, and just a few hours later the pain will be gone.
I’m not an athletic trainer, but you definitely need to see one. Definitely don’t throw more, pain near the elbow is really bad and throwing through it will likely lead to more severe injury.
Who diagnosed tendonitis? Tendonitis is normally something that requires rest to overcome. The more you continue the activity that caused the condition the more your’re going to aggrivate & end up out of action longer. I would assume if a medical professional diagnosed rest would have been prescribed? If this was a self diagnosis I encourage you to make an appointment with a sports ortho doc. A little rest may be what you need but if you haven’t had it checked out definitely need to do.
Tendonitis is a tricky thing to diagnose—it can happen anywhere, elbow, knee, you name it. Don’t wait—go see an orthopedic specialist and get some X-rays, even an MRI, and follow the doctor’s instructions as to how to deal with it.
Let me tell you a story about what happened to one pitcher.
Eddie Lopat had won both games he had pitched in the 1951 World Series, but after the second game he suddenly couldn’t lift his left arm. Ouch. He saw several doctors, but none of them could tell what was the matter with him, and so the start of the 1952 season saw him on the shelf—what is now called the disabled list—which he didn’t like at all, because he wanted to PITCH, was what he wanted to do! Then he remembered an orthopedic surgeon in Chicago, whom he had known in his White Sox days, and he flew out to see him. The doctor examined him and then said, “Eddie, you have tendonitis in your left shoulder!” Ouch. Then, after chewing him out for not having taken care of it sooner, the doctor prescribed what was then a new and radical (though no longer used) treatment: a series of ten X-rays to that shoulder. Radical, yes—but it worked, the way it had worked for some other pitchers who had tried it for a similar problem. When Lopat returned to New York he was pitching better than ever; from then to the end of the 1954 season he racked up a 33-8 record and continued to beat his favorite patsies, the Cleveland Indians, to an unrecognizable pulp.
So—get it checked out by a specialist. Something can be done. :baseballpitcher: