9 year old in a tournament went over the pitchcount suggestions (I wasn't there on Saturday and didn't get a feel of how he was used). I feel some guilt here because I should've said he needed to be pulled. No problems in game, but I could tell a little velocity loss/fatigue (Sunday game). Practiced Tuesday with no issues to my knowledge. Then in warmups on Wednesday (lot of practices for upcoming All Star tournaments...NO PITCHING in practices) he stated he had some pain in his shoulder when he threw. This is the kind of kid that came out of the womb throwing a ball and if he sees one in the house...he's throwing it.
He said the pain emminated from under the deltoid muscle. Gave him the 1-10 scale of pain and he said about a 3 and up to 4 when he's actually throwing. He will not be throwing tonight at practice at all.
Kid demos: 9 turns 10 in November 70lbs Unsure of height, but skinny build. Muscle and bone.
Gave him some anti-inflammatory last night and seemed to help with soreness. I didn't sleep feeling responsible for this.
I hope it's not LLS, but is there an ASMI-certified doctor in Raleigh, NC (or Durham/Chapel Hill) that you could suggest?
Post by Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D. on Jul 2, 2014 15:18:45 GMT -6
How is our 9-year-old doing now? I recommend you take him to Josh Bloom, MD, at Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine. Dr. Bloom is a primary care physician (non-surgeon) who works a lot with USA Baseball. Feel free to tell Dr. Bloom that I recommended him for you. Let us know how it goes.
Apologies for not getting back. Strange how some things work. After a heavy workload, he didn't pitch at all during All Stars except for a couple of very light innings with no shoulder pain. He has not experienced anything since the initial post (concern). The way it worked out, he was used primarily for defense and not needed for pitching.
If I see a recurrence of anything, I'll come back but thank you so much for the information.