Post by knights5 on Jan 8, 2016 12:03:58 GMT -6
My son is 12 years old with a history of little league elbow from pitching at 10. We shut him down the entire 11u season as a pitcher, but he continued to play 3rd base. He played 3rd base both 10u and 11u seasons. He is now in his 12u season, which started last fall. He pitched a couple of innings and is now playing shorstop. In the second to last game of the season, he overthrew a fastball and hurt his shoulder. I took him to a ASMI ortho who diagnosed him with a shoulder strain. He said he would be fine after about a week...but it took much longer to heal and I started to worry (he felt pain when throwing after 2 weeks). I took him to PT since doc had given me an order for therapy if I wanted some and the PT evaluated him.
He found that his right arm (his throwing arm) was really weak compared to his left arm. We started doing PT twice a week for a couple of weeks and when I spoke with PT for an update he was concerned that son had improved slighlty, but not as much as he should have. When I asked him why that is, he really did not have an answer except something about a potential neurological issue...however, I didnt think that could be it considering there would be other symptoms, which he agreed.
We are moving the PT up to 3 times a week for 4 weeks and hopefully get arm strengh up. If there is no improvement I plan on taking him back to ortho..
Meanwhile, does anyone have any thoughts? I am getting a little worried...sounds like it may have been more then a simple strain? Or could it be he need 3 times ot begin with and the 2 times a week, plus about 2 week off because of the holiday threw things off?
Also, he has not thrown a baseball since he hurt his shoulder around mid-November.
Thanks in advance!