Hi guys and girls,
Bit of a story here. I’m an Aussie baseball player, (yes we play it here). I’m coming back from a very long layoff (8 years), I’m 32 now. Anyway when I was last playing I was playing in the top local grade and had a stint in our old proffesional league before arm injuries crept in.
Anyway, I gave the game away as pain was too much and got married had a kid etc. Anyway, have recently picked up the glove again to have one last crack.
8 years ago I was found to have Bursitis of the shoulder so was advised rest and rehab so thought 8 years should be plenty. I went back to the doc in December last year and was found to still have Bursitis and was prescribed anti-inflammatorys and another rehab program. I spent 6 months without throwing but just working on the shoulders and it felt great. After 6 months I started throwing and felt great but now as training has started I can feel it coming back again.
This is the weird thing. When warming up prior to the game I can throw with zero pain between 90ft. As I start to go further than 90ft and I start to use my legs I start to feel the pain and long toss hurts. So throwing flat without legs I feel no pain, when I introduce my legs, it hurts.
Now when I pitch, I have lost my leg drive and use too much arm, but that doesn’t hurt. When I add leg drive, the arm hurts again which is frustrating because I know with leg drive, I can get better velocity.
So wondering if anyone has heard of anything about shoulder pain and legs? Frankly all the scans and ex-rays on my shoulder have shown no injury except for some bursitis so I’m wondering if my legs have something to do with it considering that it’s when I introduce my legs, the shoulder hurts.
Sorry for the long post.