Hi. I just turned 18 and I’m graduating high school this next month. I’m a talented pitcher with lots of potential, but I’m very worried now. I know I have a bad tendency of “leading with my elbow”, usually having minor pain in my anterior band(not sure) that goes away like in 2 days with rest, but I’ve been working on mechanic and I kind of got rid of the bad habit.
One day though, I felt good and decided to throw as hard as I could. Without knowing I was leading with my elbow again! but I didn’t have any pain while throwing, until I finished, it began hurting a little. I put some ice on my elbow. Before going to sleep, it was hurting very badly, to the point I couldn’t stretch my arm I was panicking, I thought I had tendinitis. The pain was still there throughout the morning in school the next day (I had to keep my throwing arm bent), then after school, it didn’t hurt anymore? I was confused, but happy because I knew it wasn’t tendinitis. But ever since that day, my elbow never felt 100%, I feel like a little tweak. Let’s say for example, I’ve kept my elbow bent for a while(like one minute), I stretch it out, and it bothers around the joint of the elbow. But I can stretch it again, the next exact second, and no discomfort.
Does anyone have any idea what I have hurt? or what not? Please I need your help!