Has anyone heard of anything like this - My 12 year old daughter is a fastpitch pitcher. When she pitches her pitching hand turns red, feels hot, and tingles or itches. We thought perhaps it ws an allergy to something on or in the ball but if she simply sits and holds the ball nothing happens. It only happens when she pitches. First noticed it at a pitching lesson almost a year ago then it went away. Happened a couple of times about 6 months ago and again went away. For the last month has been happening regularly. Yesterday her hadn was also painful along hte bottom of her hand when she released the ball.
You need to shut her down immediately. Seek out a sportsmedicine trained orthopedist in your area as it sounds like she has some sort of instability at her shoulder or nerve/vessel entrapment at the elbow and/or shoulder. This is a serious injury and shouldn't be taken lightly.
Post by Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D. on Oct 7, 2009 7:33:59 GMT -6
lafu, I agree with rockinfire. You need to see a sports medicine trained physician. They should consider ulnar nerve entrapment and other possibilities. If you post here what city you live near, I may be able to recommend someone for you.
Post by softballcheerdad on Sept 30, 2011 17:58:02 GMT -6
This just started to happen to my daughter (almost 12 yrs old), during a practice on a Sunday after she pitched 5 innings on Saturday. She was just pitching the ball in for situational drills. Then again today Friday at a pitching lesson, about after 60 pitches. Had her stop and the redness started to go away after 5-10 minutes. She takes tumbling twice a week, does pom twice a week as well. She never complains of the elbow bothering her and the redness and mild tingling never happened except these two times.