Worried sick

I have been pitching the past few days with great discomfort. My elbow hurts on the inside and on the outside .I don’t know what can be wrong Im afraid it may lead to TJ. What should I do to make it feel better before its to late. I hope its fixed by Monday when I have a pitching lesson. PLEASE HELP :cry: :cry:

Go see an orthopedic surgeon who sees sports injuries, and rest the arm
instead of going to the pitching lesson.

Ice and Stem. Ultrasound if you can.

I doubt it will lead to TJ if youre not throwing excessively hard.

when I looked up TJ on wikipedia.com it said its very common in kids ages 12-18.

Don’t mess around with this and QUIT THROWING until you know what the problem is. There are any number of possible injuries to areas of the elbow you describe: ligament damage, bone fracture, bone chips or spurs, and more. The only realistic way to diagnose damage is through a qualified orthopedic doctor.

How old are you? Your age provides clues to specific types of damage.

I haven’t stopped throwing. I have been stretching the elbow area in case its just a muscle pull I plan on going to my lesson and we’ll go from there. :slight_smile:

You need to shut down.

Stop throwing and go see a doctor. What you are describing could be a big deal (including the need for TJ).

[quote=“Coach45”]Don’t mess around with this and QUIT THROWING until you know what the problem is. There are any number of possible injuries to areas of the elbow you describe: ligament damage, bone fracture, bone chips or spurs, and more. The only realistic way to diagnose damage is through a qualified orthopedic doctor.

How old are you? Your age provides clues to specific types of damage.[/quote]

I’m 15

Kazmir,

The likelihood of this being a pulled muscle is almost ZERO unless it’s above the elbow, in which case you aren’t going to describe it the way you did. Two years ago I warned the head coach in our HS program that we needed to change how a young man was pitching. His symptoms were like yours. The coach disagreed. Several weeks later this young man blew out his UCL and more. I quit over it because I knew what was wrong prior to the catastrophic injury, and my advice was ignored.

You posted that you were worried sick…you should be. But there’s no point in posting your concern if you’re not going to listen to people who actually have real life experience with this.

Knock it off. Shut it down. Don’t go to the lesson. See an orthopedic specialist first. If you keep it up you will regret it. Please listen.

ok sorry I misunderstood your first post. i will stop throwing. Any thing i should do to care for my elbow before I see a doctor besides not throwing.
I guess I just lost my $45 dollar deposit :frowning:

Not much you can do until you see the doc. Just refrain from fidgeting with the elbow. Honestly, if you have a pitching coach who will keep a lesson deposit when you have arm trouble, do you really ever want to go back? Send me a PM and we can discuss more. I’ll do what I can to help you.

i was doing a little research on WebMd. I think it may be Tendonites (sp?). It fits all the descriptions. I’m not sure. It’s not a bad pain on a scale of 1-10 its a 2. When I ice it and but BENGAY on it it feels better. Also this morning I had quit a scare I feel asleep on my arm and when I woke up my arm has a sleep but it didn’t have that tingly sensation it was just numb. So when I get up I lift up my arm and my forearm just falls back on the bed. So I freaked a little and when I picked up my arm it just flopped on the bed. I couldn’t move my wrist fingers or anything for about 5 minutes I thought something bad happened to my arm when I feel asleep. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thats quite a scare

yea I freaked

yea I freaked

are you doing a regualr tubing / light weight program to improve your arm strength? If not, it could be whats causing your problems. Get a tharaband and work with it every night, the increased strength in the muscles can take pressure off whatevers hurting. Just take 2 weks off throwing and work your arm out, then try throwing again. If it dosnt go away, go see a doctor.

There are a lot of programs that develop right about this time – pitching lessons, clinics, etc. Those that are well thought out and “programmed” to give you the greatest amount of output based on the scarcity of time and space will always set a series of conditions beforehand so you and they are all on the same page.
Specifically, both you and your parents should understand his/their program health wise, insurance wise, waivers of liability that your parents must agree to, deposits of $$ for space and equipment rentals and so on.
With respect to your deposit, more often than not space and equipment has been set aside for your use exclusively – or in participation with a group. When your with a group, your a number added to others that comprise a total occupant that space is needed for. Space doesn’t come cheap. Also relevant to your deposit is the insurance he/they must carry so the space and equipment resources that will be made available to you is insured for … “use”…and that cost has to be paid for IN ADVANCE to the insurance agent. I can tell you from experience that coaching is a very high risk business – insurance wise.
INSTRUCTS … a specialty like pitching, definitely sets conditions ahead of time. You should be instructed to DO certain things and NOT to do certain things. Going into a pitching program with…— just show up with your glove, a set of sweats and forty five bucks, … would be a real hard sell, for me anyway.
On the other hand, to be fair to your coach/program, if you’re showing up for a quick clinic sponsored by your local fire department – that’s different.
And as a final suggestion, if you know this coach, or if he/she is a local member of your school, youth athletic league, Little League, CYO, Legion, Babe Ruth and so on – I would strongly advise not having someone “call him/them on your behalf trying to get your $45 bucks back.” It’s just not done. Why? Well, to have a perfect stranger contact a coach in your area and try and pry $45 bucks out of their hand(s) leaves a real bad impression – give it some thought. If I were you, I’d ask your parent(s) to talk to this person/persons and be there yourself during the conversation. ** Don’t do this over the phone**.

Coach B.