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    About mid-season, my upper arm (upper bicept) is sore. I was wondering if there is anything wrong with that. I know lot's of people who have the same problem, so I bet it is common. I pitch a lot, so I use my arm all the time. I just want to know what to do when this happens so I don't get injured.
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  • #2
    rest it with ice and advil, if it doesent get better goto an orthopod

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Gashouse6
      About mid-season, my upper arm (upper bicept) is sore. I was wondering if there is anything wrong with that. I know lot's of people who have the same problem, so I bet it is common. I pitch a lot, so I use my arm all the time. I just want to know what to do when this happens so I don't get injured.
      Gashouse...How old are you and what do you consider pitching 'a lot?' Where, specifically, in the upper arm do you develop soreness? Near the shoulder or closer to the elbow? The musculature of the upper arm and shoulder is very complex. I doubt that it is the bicep, particularly when you say lot's of others have the same problem. If you pitched for me and your arm was sore, you would not pitch. Period.

      ChiSox...do you understand the health risks of prescribing Advil, particularly for someone young (as I suspect you and Gashouse are)? Are you a doctor? Stop handing out advice unless you're qualified.

      --Coach45
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Coach45
        ChiSox...do you understand the health risks of prescribing Advil, particularly for someone young (as I suspect you and Gashouse are)? Are you a doctor? Stop handing out advice unless you're qualified.

        --Coach45
        What are the health risks of taking Advil within the reccomended limits.

        BTW I was re-reading the origional post. If your arm is getting SORE then well thats normal. If it HURTS as in there is pain then there is something wrong.

        The more you play (and the more you get injured haha) you will learn to know the difference.

        Running will get rid of the lactic acid build up and icing will help keep the inflammation under control.

        I'm not saying you should be reliant on Advil to solve your arm issues, if you need to do that then there is something wrong that needs to be fixed.

        Also, if you goto a doctor they are going to, most likely, recommend that you Advil (not tylenol) it to reduce inflammation... assuming you dont have any conditions that would make it unsafe (like you are predisposed to liver or heart failure).

        There was a study done that discovered Advil can be dangerous heart wise for people who SMOKE.

        If there was anything serious like there was with cox-2's then it wouldnt be available OTC, which could be implyed from Coach45's ignorant response as he talked about prescribing Advil.

        Coach45, dont bother responding to me until the FDA determines that it is necessary for a doctor to write a script as opposed to self medication.. thanks.

        Assuming you are a normal healthy athlete then theres nothing wrong with taking Advil within the recommended dosages.
        Last edited by chisox2k5; 01-30-2006, 09:12 PM.

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        • #5
          I'm thirteen. I feel the pain closer to my shoulder. It is really closer to a soreness.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gashouse6
            I'm thirteen. I feel the pain closer to my shoulder. It is really closer to a soreness.
            Maybe you arent going into the season on a good throwing schedule, maybe you have a mechanics issue, maybe you have a strength problem in your shoulder... it could be anything. If you're worried about it goto an ortho.

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            • #7
              Thanks, this will help.
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              • #8
                Chisox,

                Doctors routinely prescribe OTC meds. By not knowing this individual's health history, his age, and more, and suggesting (in effect prescribing) that this young man take an OTC drug you made a serious error in judgement. That is my point.

                When you have a working understanding of vascular physiology concepts including reactive hyperemia then we can have an intelligent discussion about icing. You have made a number of suggestions that are demonstrably false.

                To label what I wrote as ignorant is going down the wrong road.

                Coach45
                www.rpmpitching.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gashouse6
                  I'm thirteen. I feel the pain closer to my shoulder. It is really closer to a soreness.
                  The shoulder makes much more sense. It if was the bicep, then you'd have big issues, probably mechanically. So it's not the backside of the shoulder, just the front? You are just throwing fastballs right? At 13 do they let you throw curves?

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                  • #10
                    I do not throw any curves. That would destroy my arm.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by chisox2k5
                      What are the health risks of taking Advil within the reccomended limits.
                      Advil - ibuprofen - isobutylhdratropic acid: Although side effects from ibuprofen are not common, they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
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                      • bloody vomit
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                      • #12
                        You know, I'm taking a Drugs Alcohol and Tobacco class in college, and OTC drugs such as Advil are safe as long as you take the recommended dosage (and aren't on any medication that would re act with it or if you have any medical issues). Now someone that is 13 years old should know (or at least the parents should) if it is okay for them to take said drugs. If worse comes to worse, ask your mom and dad if you can take some advil to relieve the soreness, and hopefully they'll know your medical history, hehe

                        The post above me is correct. Consult your doctor if any of those side effects occurs.

                        Topic over T_T
                        While I do prefer to interact with people in a gentle manner... I'm also not at all opposed to establishing my dominance in a reign of terror.

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