Throwing arm elbow pain Sept 2, 2015 11:06:35 GMT -6 via mobile
Post by wiggy0313 on Sept 2, 2015 11:06:35 GMT -6
In June 2013, my son was pitching in a travel ball tournament, he went to throw a fastball and as soon as he released the ball he had excruciating pain on the medial side of his right elbow, he also stated there was a loud pop. We scheduled an appointment with a local orthopedic doctor and he only did x-Rays; I remember the radiologist report stating there was no visible breaks but when we went for the follow up visit the ortho doctor stated that there was a small fracture of the epicondyle and that it was under the growth plate. He placed him in an immobilizer that allowed 90 degree movement and sent him to PT and released him to play football for the fall. The next spring we played league ball ball instead of travel ball and he made all stars and during the first game of allstars he said his arm "popped" again and he was in a lot of pain. I scheduled another appt with ortho doctor and requested that he do an MRI this time. The problem is he didn't order it with contrast and it came back negative for a tear but showed possible ulnar nerve entrapment. He has played high school basebal and has pitched but his arm isn't right is all I can say and very painful. If I Grap him on the elbow accidentally it makes him nauseated and he says he feels like he could throw up; he says his hand is numb during throwing. Today I took him for yet another test and took him to have a nerve conduction test done with a neurologist and the results did show a blockage in the ulnar nerve but the neurologist did the muscle testing with the needles and it was not affecting the lower arm muscles and said it was orthopedic. Call it mothers instincts (and yes I'm an RN but ortho isn't my specialty) but I really think it has been misdiagnosed and it is his UCL; please let me know your thoughts.