Son has been dealing with chronic pain since late January in hamate bone area. He is LHH so this is on his right hand. Has had X-rays, MRI, and CT scan along the way only showing irritation in tissue around hamate bone area. Hurt it originally swinging a heavy bat in bat speed training. He has modified a wood bat handle, swung an Axe bat, and even took a month off from hitting. Also tried to move hands on bat and also padded handle. Hand hurts post hitting only when he does pushups same day but fine next day. Did not have much luck or advice from hand specialist (not a sports hand specialist) and son has been really down about it. Summer baseball is what matters to him in his process more than HS season (first game tomorrow). Finally was able to get out of network appointment with a doc who has worked with baseball players/teams in both NCAA/MLB today. Here is his recommendation:
1. Absolutely do not do surgery if hamate bone is not broken. 2. Pain will continue and need to take extended time off at some point. 3. He recommends taking 6 weeks in a cast (total immobilization of the wrist/hamate bone area). Then a 4 week back to hitting program. Timing of all of this is basically back to hitting 3.5 weeks prior to first big tourney with his summer team (the last weekend of June).
Anyone in this amazing message board with experience like this or a friend or teammate with this issue? Any advice on this and process? Son is a 2022 and has had some interest from some D1 r/c's saying that they want to see him in person (whatever that means). That appears to be able to happen June 1. So summer matters to him much more than HS/spring baseball. Thank you all in advance!