elbow pain

one fateful day a few hours after a workout (push-ups, free weights) i decided my arms werent too exhausted, so i decided to pitch after a warm-up.
however a day afterwards, i found i have a sudden pain in my right elbow (im a RHP), where if my palm faces up its the inside of the elbow that hurts. Its already been four days and after close monitoring i feel like its slowly getting better, and the pain not as sharp as before, however i still feel some of the pain even after a light game of catch. (its when the elbow straightens out that hurts)
I really dont want to have the hassle of having to check up with the doctor, so i was wondering if this kind of pain will die away eventually (if so, for how long?)…and also i want to ask if icing it will help at all. If it doesnt get better by the next two weeks ill probably see a doctor anyway…
thanks!

[quote=“dragonsvarsitypitcher”]one fateful day a few hours after a workout (push-ups, free weights) i decided my arms werent too exhausted, so i decided to pitch after a warm-up.
however a day afterwards, i found i have a sudden pain in my right elbow (im a RHP), where if my palm faces up its the inside of the elbow that hurts. Its already been four days and after close monitoring i feel like its slowly getting better, and the pain not as sharp as before, however i still feel some of the pain even after a light game of catch. (its when the elbow straightens out that hurts)
I really dont want to have the hassle of having to check up with the doctor, so i was wondering if this kind of pain will die away eventually (if so, for how long?)…and also i want to ask if icing it will help at all. If it doesnt get better by the next two weeks ill probably see a doctor anyway…
thanks![/quote]
Arm pain isn’t anything to gamble with so go to a doctor/sports physician as soon as possible.

Why wait, the pain might go away, you pitch again, screw it up more…I would think you would want to see a Dr. right away to insure the proper course of action.

the only pain that dies is soreness.

[quote=“CSOleson”][quote=“dragonsvarsitypitcher”]one fateful day a few hours after a workout (push-ups, free weights) i decided my arms werent too exhausted, so i decided to pitch after a warm-up.
however a day afterwards, i found i have a sudden pain in my right elbow (im a RHP), where if my palm faces up its the inside of the elbow that hurts. Its already been four days and after close monitoring i feel like its slowly getting better, and the pain not as sharp as before, however i still feel some of the pain even after a light game of catch. (its when the elbow straightens out that hurts)
I really dont want to have the hassle of having to check up with the doctor, so i was wondering if this kind of pain will die away eventually (if so, for how long?)…and also i want to ask if icing it will help at all. If it doesnt get better by the next two weeks ill probably see a doctor anyway…
thanks![/quote]
Arm pain isn’t anything to gamble with so go to a doctor/sports physician as soon as possible.[/quote]

ive had the exact same problem dragon is having now except mine happened last summer season, i went to my doctor and she didnt know what to do so i was basically screwed-_-
i just tried to rest it and strengthen it and only throw when i had too (practices and games)

[quote=“FranDaMan”][quote=“CSOleson”][quote=“dragonsvarsitypitcher”]one fateful day a few hours after a workout (push-ups, free weights) i decided my arms werent too exhausted, so i decided to pitch after a warm-up.
however a day afterwards, i found i have a sudden pain in my right elbow (im a RHP), where if my palm faces up its the inside of the elbow that hurts. Its already been four days and after close monitoring i feel like its slowly getting better, and the pain not as sharp as before, however i still feel some of the pain even after a light game of catch. (its when the elbow straightens out that hurts)
I really dont want to have the hassle of having to check up with the doctor, so i was wondering if this kind of pain will die away eventually (if so, for how long?)…and also i want to ask if icing it will help at all. If it doesnt get better by the next two weeks ill probably see a doctor anyway…
thanks![/quote]
Arm pain isn’t anything to gamble with so go to a doctor/sports physician as soon as possible.[/quote]

ive had the exact same problem dragon is having now except mine happened last summer season, i went to my doctor and she didnt know what to do so i was basically screwed-_-
i just tried to rest it and strengthen it and only throw when i had too (practices and games)[/quote]
Honestly, the reason why our arm hurts the way it does is due to the way we use our bodies mechanically. I think that you need to focus on arm care exercises and the like. I would still see someone if you think it may be something more than soreness and it is also bad.

[quote=“CSOleson”][quote=“FranDaMan”][quote=“CSOleson”][quote=“dragonsvarsitypitcher”]one fateful day a few hours after a workout (push-ups, free weights) i decided my arms werent too exhausted, so i decided to pitch after a warm-up.
however a day afterwards, i found i have a sudden pain in my right elbow (im a RHP), where if my palm faces up its the inside of the elbow that hurts. Its already been four days and after close monitoring i feel like its slowly getting better, and the pain not as sharp as before, however i still feel some of the pain even after a light game of catch. (its when the elbow straightens out that hurts)
I really dont want to have the hassle of having to check up with the doctor, so i was wondering if this kind of pain will die away eventually (if so, for how long?)…and also i want to ask if icing it will help at all. If it doesnt get better by the next two weeks ill probably see a doctor anyway…
thanks![/quote]
Arm pain isn’t anything to gamble with so go to a doctor/sports physician as soon as possible.[/quote]

ive had the exact same problem dragon is having now except mine happened last summer season, i went to my doctor and she didnt know what to do so i was basically screwed-_-
i just tried to rest it and strengthen it and only throw when i had too (practices and games)[/quote]
Honestly, the reason why our arm hurts the way it does is due to the way we use our bodies mechanically. I think that you need to focus on arm care exercises and the like. I would still see someone if you think it may be something more than soreness and it is also bad.[/quote]
yea last year i didnt really do much to help myself as i was still 14 playin AAA ball so thats why this year im doing everything i can to strengthen my body so my arm will never hurt this year and i think thats all we can do really

Don’t mess with a doctor now knowing what to do, if they don’t know see someone who does, sports medicine doctor or orthapedist…can’t mess with you doing your own thing.

Its already been about two weeks since the injury, and the pain is dying, but very slowly. I’d say the pain is 50% gone, but i still don’t have my full range of arm motion (playing catch is still difficult).
I havent been to the doctors yet (sorry) because of school and a busy schedule recently, and im still clinging on to hope itll repair itself in the next following weeks…any chance that this is possible?
im been told massage therapy would help heal it, is this true?
thanks again

Its already been about two weeks since the injury, and the pain is dying, but very slowly. I’d say the pain is 50% gone, but i still don’t have my full range of arm motion (playing catch is still difficult).
I havent been to the doctors yet (sorry) because of school and a busy schedule recently, and im still clinging on to hope itll repair itself in the next following weeks…any chance that this is possible?
im been told massage therapy would help heal it, is this true?
thanks again[/quote]
if it is an injury, it may not heal properly, and you can actually make things worse by not getting it looked at and taken care of. The body can’t repair some things to 100% on its own.

DON’T WAIT!!! Make an appointment with a sports-medicine specialist or an orthopedic surgeon ASAP and get over there and have the arm looked at. The fact that it hasn’t healed completely by now is not a good sign, and to wait longer may lead to some real problems. You don’t fool around with your pitching arm.
Here’s a true story from the major leagues that illustrates this point very nicely. In the 1951 World Series Ed Lopat pitched two games for the Yankees and won them both, 5-1 and 13-1 (if I remember correctly)—but the weather had been cold and rainy all Series, and after that second game he suddenly found that he could not lift his arm. The next year he spent a good deal of time on the disabled list, because he couldn’t even throw, and the doctors were unable to diagnose his problem. But then he remembered an orthopedic surgeon he had known in Chicago during his White Sox days, and he flew out there to see him. The doctor examined him and told him, "Eddie, you have tendinitis in your left shoulder!"
After chewing Lopat out for not having taken care of it sooner, the doctor prescribed a course of treatment—now no longer used but at the time was used commonly: a series of ten X-ray treatments. Radical, yes—but it worked, as it had for some other pitchers such as Johnny Sain, and when Lopat returned to the Yankees rotation he was pitching better than ever. Between then and the end of the 1954 season he ran up a record of 33 wins and 8 defeats. Now imagine if Steady Eddie had taken care of the problem and sought expert medical attention sooner…
And that is why I say to you, don’t wait any longer. See a specialist about that arm. 8)

I’d definitely go see a doctor because I think you might have the same injury I recently had. Is there pain in the inside part of your elbow?

yeah its on the inside of the elbow when my palm is facing up. stretching, rotating, and bending is all fine, its only when i THROW when i feel the soreness/pain. its getting better everyday but its really slow… and seeing a doctor isnt possible for a while cause i still havent really found a baseball doctor/sports doctor anywhere where i am right now (beijing). i’m really hoping self-treatment could sort it out…:frowning:

Well that’s not good, I think we should all switch our thinking about this, hopefully someone has some additional (more professional advice) for you, good luck.

Go see a Dr. now! It is possible you could have a UCL tear. If you continue to throw with it you can make things much worse!

crap, i got something in the inner part of my elbow, except I got through just by throwing over and over. It’s gone now, with my season too, stress fracture in my lower back due to compensation