Shoulder pain...need advice


#1

Hi guys, sorry for the long read,

I live in Canada and I am a 21 years old pitcher. I am probably in my last year at a competitive level.

I had arm soreness for the last four seasons because now that I have a part time job and that I have to go to university, I don’t have anytime to train during the off-season. My velocity had gone down the last 4 years because of this little soreness.

But this season is different, the pain is too much intense, I can barely make a throw to first base from second base. I went to see a physiotherapist and she told me that it looked like a rotator cuff injury. We had a 2 week break because of the bad temperature and i iced everyday for 2 weeks. At the next game, i felt like my arm was back at 70-80% but i only played first base, just to be sure. I tought I would be back in top shape in a week or two, but yesterday, the pain was back in full effect. It looks like i lost every
progress that I made.

So my question is: What can I do to speed up the recovery process? Exercices ? Icing ? Daily jogging ?


#2

Try wind sprints, ice, then job lightly after u pitch, but jog lighty before u pitch to. Also i reccomend u to try taking a Glucosamine supplement, old people take it but ball players do to. It is a joint soother and it works wonders for me. when i get to the point in the game when im worn and throw more breaking balls (ie. my slider, my out picth) i dont feel much pain in my elbow or my shoulder but thats just me.

hope this helps, good luck


#3

I’ve been havin the same type of trouble with my shoulder and here is what worked for me…In the Mornings I go up to the training room, and do Very, very, very light dumbell shoulder workouts…I’m talkin 2-5 pounds, and then do some band work, then ice… On game days I go to the trainer about thirty min. before i have to be at the field, and I heat my arm for about 10-15 min. then a long shoulder stretching session. This made my shoulder feel like 100%, and I might have gained velosity just because I was more Flexible…

But, my injury is a Rotator Cuff Impingement. Yours could be more serious.


#4

hmmmm, I would recommend going to see a doctor. If this pain has been intense for several WEEKS, it certainly has the possibility of being something serious. Go get it checked out for sure.


#5

give eric cressey’s shoulder saver series a read.


#6

[quote=“obie4life”]Hi guys, sorry for the long read,

I live in Canada and I am a 21 years old pitcher. I am probably in my last year at a competitive level.

I had arm soreness for the last four seasons because now that I have a part time job and that I have to go to university, I don’t have anytime to train during the off-season. My velocity had gone down the last 4 years because of this little soreness.

But this season is different, the pain is too much intense, I can barely make a throw to first base from second base. I went to see a physiotherapist and she told me that it looked like a rotator cuff injury. We had a 2 week break because of the bad temperature and i iced everyday for 2 weeks. At the next game, i felt like my arm was back at 70-80% but i only played first base, just to be sure. I tought I would be back in top shape in a week or two, but yesterday, the pain was back in full effect. It looks like i lost every
progress that I made.

So my question is: What can I do to speed up the recovery process? Exercices ? Icing ? Daily jogging ?[/quote]
If you can’t make a throw from second to first due to pain, then running or icing, etc. will not help. There is something structurally wrong with your shoulder and you should consult a doctor. MRI