Pain During Recovery From Olecranon Stress Fracture


#1

My son is 16 years old. In early Sept., he hurt his elbow while pitching in his first Fall game. It also hurt a lot to swing a bat. After a physical exam and an MRI, he was diagnosed with a stress fracture of his Olecranon. The doctor - who specializes in elbows and pitching injuries - shut him down from throwing (or hitting or any other activity for that arm) for 8 weeks. On Oct. 25th doctor cleared him to start an 8-week throwing program to gradually work back to full activity. Last week - about 6.5 weeks into the program, he felt some pain in a different spot near his elbow. We can’t get in to see the doctor for another couple of weeks, so in the meantime I thought I’d see if anyone on the forum has thought about what this new problem might be. The red spot in the picture is the original injury; the blue spot is where it hurts now. Thanks.


#2

See what the doc has to say in a couple of weeks. If you aren’t comfortable with the diagnosis seek a 2nd opinion. Does your Dr specialize in sports injuries?


#3

I’m pretty sure he does. He was recommended to us by a doctor in town who works with other doctors all the time as part of her job. I later found out that a guy who pitches for the U. of Florida flew in just to have this guy do his Tommy John surgery.


#4

One of the things that’s confusing me is, with this new injury I started looking at elbow anatomy online, and it looks like Olecranon stress fractures most often occur where the new pain is - not the original pain.