About 4 years ago, when I was 14 years old, I pitched on a little league team within my city. The entire season was great, I had no pain whatsoever in my inner elbow. I could throw curves, yes I got through puberty already, with no pain at all. All of the sudden, in the last game of the season, the pain hit me like a train. It was unbearable, even lifting up my arm was a challenge. Note–I do not attribute the pain to the curve because this had happened before, just not while I was pitching
I ended up going to see my doctor, who sent me to an orthopedic doctor, one that specializes in sports injury. He said that I just overstressed my arm by throwing, either too hard, or too much. He sent me to physical therapy, in which I worked on building up the muscles around my elbow and shoulders. This caused temporary healing, as the next summer came around, the same thing happened. However this time it was those long throws from short to first. I ended up riding the pine with the other kids who had the same problem. It was a long season to say the least.
After that I took two years off from baseball, except for the occasional Wiffle ball game. This past summer I started building up my arm just by throwing. I can now throw over 200 feet (not a small task with my small frame) with no pain.
However…the question still lingers, what really happened to my arm those years ago, and how do I prevent this from happening again?