Post by momofpitcher on Jun 10, 2016 20:45:11 GMT -6
Our 16 year son has been complaining of pain on the ulna radius side of the elbow on and off for a couple of years. Everyone tells us that there is nothing there when he shows them where it hurts. We first saw Dr.Dugas in August of last year when my son was diagnosed with a stress fracture. He was then put on complete rest for 12 weeks then started therapy and the recommended throwing program. He felt great and started his Sophomore year of high school baseball. Then just before spring break he had some pain while on the mound and said he felt something pop. We went back to see Dr. Dugas and he was diagnosed with a stress reaction. So, at this point we discussed with Dr. Dugas why this had happened again. He has suggested that we have his mechanics evaluated by ASMI to see if it is a mechanical issue. He told him that he could continue to play first and hit if he felt like it. So, after 6 weeks of rest we started back on the recommended throwing program to get him back to 100% so that he can be evaluated by ASMI. This weekend while throwing at 75% from the mound he began to feel the pain again. So, we were told to see the athletic trainer at the HS we were attending for a baseball tournament. The trainer ran through several different test and thinks that it could be caused by his tricep, may tricep tendonitis, based off the information that my son was telling about the pain. It does not hurt when pressing against the trainers hand but does hurt when he releases. He does not have pain when throwing only when pitching from the mound.
We still think that it could be a mechanical issue but we are really not sure what to do at this point. We can go back a step to 50% from the mound and see if he continues to have the pain but we were told that he has to be at 100% to be evaluated.
We are very frustrated. He has always thrown very hard for his age and was last clocked at 90-92mph. We have tried to watch videos that we have of him to see what he could be doing to cause the pain but nothing really stand out to us. We are just not sure where to go from here.