Preface: He is going to a specialist first thing Mon, but wondering if anyone has ideas in the meantime.
Catcher, first game of summer. Normal warmup, no issues up to point of injury. Backpick to 1B in 2nd inning. Says he feels/senses a “pop” either in the load or the release of the throw, can’t be certain. No pain immediately, finished inning, but as he’s coming off the field, notices outer elbow up to tricep is hurting. Pulls himself out of abundance of caution.
Iced it last night, did all the recovery items he knows to do. Awoke with it swollen, very stiff. Urgent Care visit shows no broken bone, no UCL injury. Initial diagnosis is tricep tendinitis, but needs MRI/specialist to render verdict.
We don’t think it’s a torn tricep, as he has full strength of resistance (can even do tricep push-ups). He had a strained anconeous earlier this year, but this feels different, according to him. Current symptoms are:
- Swelling anterior of right elbow
- Pain in range of motion at approx 3/4 of full extension (only there, nowhere else in range of motion).
- Pain in supination against resistance
Any thoughts? Any experience with a similar injury? Obviously not the way he wants to start his 17U summer….