We have a at home routine and he will be seeing the PT 3x a week in preparation for the spring HS season.
Interested to hear if anyone has experience with a similiar condition
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quote:PT's are not doctors.
quote:Originally posted by bballman:
My son had some elbow sorness fall of 2009. Went to a doctor to check it out. He prescribed PT and they discovered the same thing you are talking about. His pitching shoulder was a little weaker than the other. Did the PT they prescribed and he has been doing bands and light dumbells to keep his shoulder strong ever since then. He has not had shoulder or elbow pain since then.
Like BOF said, follow the instructions of the PT guys. I could be wrong, but I think when your shoulder weakens, it interupts the kinetic chain of throwing. The arm tries to compensate for it and the elbow suffers as a result. There are others here far more knowledgable than me, so they can correct me if I'm wrong. Just wanted to let you know, we had been through something similar.
quote:“We took our son to the physical therapist for intermitten pain in his pitching elbow”
quote:“the PT said he had some "rotator cuff fatigue" - pitching shoulder was weaker than the other”
quote:"looseness" in his elbow tendon”
quote:“While we expected a diagnosis on the elbow”
quote:“the shoulder discovery was a surprise”
quote:”We have a at home routine and he will be seeing the PT 3x a week in preparation for the spring HS season”
quote:”Interested to hear if anyone has experience with a similar condition”
quote:“Yardbird will probably come on and tell you it's for some reason”
quote:“The other point here is that a lot of shoulder and elbow issues are a result of poor throwing mechanics.”
quote:“Might be good idea to go and have pitching lessons from a good instructor to see what is going on”
quote:“He is 17 and 3 months.”
quote:“Not sure what you mean by biological age”
quote:Pain is medial (inside) and intermitten.
quote:”The forearm exercises ordered by the PT include band work and wrist "up and downs"”
quote:“Yardbird do you realize that you never told VHS how to check his biological age?”
quote:“I thought I had overlooked it or was too stupid to figure it out from the description”
So, I know this thread is old, but wanted to comment on it for those that may be looking for recent information.
My son was diagnosed with tricep tendinitis a few years ago (when he was 13 and he is almost 16). He has had a few rounds of it on and off over the past 3 years. Usually shutting down for 2-3 weeks, RICE and stretches/bands works it out and he's fine. Just the end of this June, he said he was having the issue again but it went away after some rest and such. Fast forward to the end of July and it was still bothering him and he noticed his velo and mechanics were off. Went back to his ortho who did all the elbow tests and shoulder tests and determined it was actually coming from his shoulder. Diagnosed him with rotator cuff tendinitis. Explained the whole science of how the rotator cuff and surrounding shoulder muscles/tendons can cause pain in the elbow and explained the dynamics of pitching and the shoulder. I found that very interesting! Since then, he has been given specific strength and stretching exercises to do. He's in PT doing some other modalities also and will be back in his gym 4X a week to get the shoulder and supporting areas strong and flexible. Oh, he's going to start doing yoga once a week also for the much needed flexibility!
But, I do recommend, if you son has any elbow issues, or notices his velo and/or mechanics are "off", find a good ortho and get it checked out. Also, implement a solid strength and stretching program year round.