Pitchers elbow ( panic or patience?) please reply

for the past year i havnt stoped throwing or pitching.
last two weeks my elbow stared to seem tired and kept hurting.
the doctor said she thought i had tendonitis.
she said to rest it. then next 3 days i wanted to pitch and we had a double header.
i dont like to sit down. so i pitched and only lasted 2 batters.
next thing you know i could barely raise my elbow above my head.
people told me its because i’ve thrown too much, and because i dont run.
well i dont really do running on my own.
does running really help with injuries and velocity?
should i panic or be patient on the elbow injury?
please reply :shock: or :slight_smile: ?

Running’s got nothing to do with it. Overall strength may, but a lot of times rest doesn’t always take care of pitchers elbow, either. So if your elbow is not getting better, I’d go see another doc and get a second opinion on what’s going on. But you should NOT have pitched, if that’s what your doctor ordered. Lesson learned, I hope!

Yes coach ellis
I learned that lesson. For sure
Another question coach ellis
Does running help with your velocity?

No. Sprinting, with a few longer runs mixed in, is good for developing overall fitness and athleticism. But it has nothing to do with pitching velocity. Which is why sprinters like Carl Lewis or Michael Johnson, for example, can’t throw 90. And it’s why guys like Roger Clemens and Randy Johnson, who do throw 90+, can’t run the 100 in 9 seconds. But both these guys do run.

Okay coach ellis,
How much running should I do a day? Because im really dedicated toward being a better pitcher and going to the next level.
What can I do to improve my pitching velocity?
Im 15 yrs old and I throw 80 mph.
Im in my sophomore year. And I want to throw harder.
What things should I do to increase velocity?

Okay coach ellis,
How much running should I do a day? Because im really dedicated toward being a better pitcher and going to the next level.
What can I do to improve my pitching velocity?
Im 15 yrs old and I throw 80 mph.
Im in my sophomore year. And I want to throw harder.
What things should I do to increase velocity?

Your doctor should have told you how long you needed to rest your arm and that’s what you should have done. However, you also need to shut down from overhand throwing for at least a couple months each year. Look
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.

roger,
i am now goin to rest my arm and
so far its getting better.