My ten year old son has recently experienced shoulder pain while pitching. He has never had pain before this season, but experienced some pain in early March. We took two weeks off, then started throwing again. He had no pain for three or four practices, including a session in which he threw about 20 pitches, then had pain again tonight.
I am looking for a referral to an expert in the Chicago area.
I was able to get my son in the see Dr. Bush-Joseph, who is now the White Sox team physician. (Dr. Romeo's office advised he does not see 10 year old patients).
My son was diagnosed with little league shoulder. Dr. Bush-Joseph said that we were fortunate to catch it early and that the X-ray revealed very minor separation. He advised us to cease throwing completely for one month, but said it would be fine to work him back in to positions with lower intensity throwing (1B/2B) after that.
Does this advice make sense? I understand it's probably not fair to ask for a second opinion without sharing X-rays, but I'm mostly looking for reality check to make sure it is within the bounds of reasonableness. Given what I've read on this injury, returning to throwing in four weeks seems aggressive.
Also, is there any physical therapy we should pursue in the interim?