I have only been playing 9 months and I am just starting to play well and now I can't play at all because of my elbow.
I'm 49 years old, RHBH.
Before this started (about 3 weeks ago) I had been having shoulder issues. I wasn't sure if my shoulder pain was due to DG or just because of age, mileage, etc... I now think it was DG because as soon as my shoulder started feeling better my elbow started hurting. This suggests to me that I was doing something wrong with my throw that was hurting my shoulder and I have changed something in my throw that now causes elbow pain. It feels a lot like hyper-extension except that it actually hurts more on the back side of my elbow just above the funny bone. I took 9 days off and when I threw today at lunch it was the same. First drive, BAM (ouch). I can throw soft approach shots no problem but as soon as I put any semi-serious force on it hurts. I'm talking even trying to throw around 225ft. Under that, fine (no run-up). Anything over that hurts.
I suspect that I am "strong-arming" my throws and need to stop but I have no idea how.
I have tried altering my throw but that doesn't help either.
I am not sure if this is an injury from a single bad throw that I keep aggravating or if it's symptom of bad throwing technique altogether.
I am starting to worry that I will have to give up DG and that would seriously suck major ass.
I am going to try a longer break (3 weeks or so (GRRR)) to see if that helps.
Any suggestions are welcome.
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