My 11 year old son hurt his arm while pitching. Doctor diagnosed it as Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow) which is the sprain of the tendons that attach to the inside of the elbow. It is mostly caused by overuse but for my son happened after a pitch and not just general soreness/pain from overuse.
I have been following the Dick Mills approach hoping for proper mechanics and reduce the risk of injury.
My question is there a specific mechanical fault that he might have performed that may have caused this injury? He is rehabbing now but if he returns to pitching in the next few weeks I was wondering if there is anything I should look for and correct as he is pitching.
Thanks for your help.
There is no specific fault to tie with each injury.
It normally comes down to using the arm instead of the body or putting the hand and the arm in poor position to apply force to the ball.
Or it could be little or poor warm-up of the pitching arm muscles prior to pitching.
Would only be able to see it with a video and find out more about your son’s overall routine.
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