Okay so, I want to start off by saying that last year like July, I hurt my elbow throwing a slider resulting in a ucl sprain, I took like a month and a half rest, tried throwing with a little pain then shut myself down for 4 or so months. I started doing long toss in Feb…went on vacation for over a month, lost weight while I was there, so I focused on gaining it back and I started pitching in May. (I lost my habit of pitching after not pitching for so long and I’m back into the habit now)
Anyways, I’ve been pitching with like 2-3 days rest every time mainly because of my shoulder. I don’t remember me having shoulder soreness a day after pitching unless it’s back to back days. I used to relief and last year I used to be able to pitch 2 sometimes 3 days in a row. Now I can’t. My mechanics are different now though.
I actually warm up longer than I used to and I barely did long toss in the past. Is it possible that I just need to get used to pitching? Or is it most likely a mechanical problem? I don’t have any video and the soreness goes away after 2 days of complete rest most of the time. My elbow usually isn’t that sore and feels like I could pitch the next day but my shoulder holds me back.
EDIT: My shoulder feels fine the day I pitch but the next day when I wake up and stretch, for example, I feel the soreness.