This is probably pretty common to some of you and has been discussed here before… but I’m just trying to figure out what it is. Long story short, I haven’t pitched for about 4 years, and have just now started again. 21 years old.
I tried to ease into it, but probably could have tried harder.
Now most of the time, even throwing, not just pitching, my arm hurts like hell. I can’t exactly describe where the pain is, except for this - it’s the very upper arm, on the OUTSIDE, and maybe even aproaching shoulder. When I throw, it can sometimes be a VERY sharp pain to where it’s almost too hard to even throw, or it can be very little pain at all. Obviously, I’ve stopped throwing all together for the most part. I’m just trying to get an idea of what this may be. For reference, it doesn’t really bother me that much in every day life, unless I lift my arm a certain way - imagine having your arms crossed but not resting on against your body, but just in air - then lifting up. That hurts.
So, does this sound familiar to anyone? If so, any ideas on what it maybe, and any reccomendations on how to handle it? (besides the obvious don’t throw and go to the doctor - trying to figure out if that is neccesary.)
Thanks a lot.