My son has been recently diagnosed with a strained ulnar collateral ligament. We have been to 2 different doctors and had a MRI. MRI showed no tear of the ligament. The doctor completely shut him down throwing and one said he can hit and the other said there was a slight risk of injuring it worse. We opted to completely shut down him down for fall and not take a chance of further injury. We have started physical therapy 2x/3x a week for about 4 to 6 weeks, plus home stretches prescribed by the physical therapist.
My question to anyone who has gone through this, did the doctor pretty much describe the same treatment?
My son is almost 14 years old, pitches and plays 3rd. This is the first fall we have taken off since he was 4. The coach has said to us, it is about time for him to start taking the fall off and let his arm rest and maybe just e/h.