13u player complained of shoulder pain 7 weeks ago during a bullpen. Went to ortho doc the next day and X-ray negative for growth plate issue, strength tests were ok-no tears. Muscles on his backside are stronger than front side. Prescribed pt to strengthen front side of his shoulder. Told to throw within pain tolerance. Follow up appointment was 3 weeks later-I decided no throwing until 3 week check up. Follow up visit showed muscles had strengthened, and shoulder Had tightened up. Began light throwing, still continuing with therapy. Played second base with no throwing issues, but I could tell he wasn’t letting it go.
Last week pitched a 30 pitch bullpen and had soreness. Pitched another 30 pitch bullpen today and had pain- not as bad as first time, but enough to stop. His velocity hasn’t returned yet, but I expected that, since he was taking it slow. Just worried maybe there is more going on??
Question, has anyone experienced this? Should I seek another ortho doctor.