I have had arm issues off and on for last two years. Two summers ago I had a partial UCL tear which I rehabbed from although I likely came back too fast. Pitched last spring in college then summer ball. At the start of my fall season I felt a pull on my elbow while playing softball. Went to the doctor and MRI showed nerve inflammation as well as ucl partially torn (I never had follow up MRI after I rehabbed first time so I am unsure if it was showing same partial tear or new injury). Took last winter off/rehab. I have been playing this summer with some nerve discomfort, for example I can pitch pain free (good velo and control) but certain random movements at work for example will give me discomfort. However recently (last two weeks) the nerve discomfort has gotten severely worse to the point I need to have my elbow taped all the time.
I am going to nerve specialist this week to get an EMG but unless there is some miracle cure I don’t see myself avoiding surgery. I was wondering has anyone had any experience with ulnar nerve pain or a combination of this with ligament issues, as I’m a bit worried they will be unable to operate on my nerve without my UCL giving out?