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Wrist/Elbow Pain and Decreased Range of Motion in Baseball Player

Hey everyone, I'm a baseball player but when I was in tryouts, I could barely throw the ball 120 ft when I used to throw over 275 (I'm a infielder) and that did me in in terms of making the team. Fast forward and my arm has been hurting 6 months after and I still can't throw far or hard. With limited range of motion and the consistent and daily dull pain to boot, I thought this was something serious. So in deep anxiety, I went to the chiropractor, and he did some stress tests I guess and a lot of aggressive rubbing of the arm. He said there wasn't joint damage and it was something to do with the muscles and recommended me not so urgently to an orthopedist (presumably I have terrible memory of speech.) While I certainly am glad there is no joint damage, as I can probably make next tryout in august or june depending on when I decide, its likely gonna to be the same dull pain once again and the same insufficient ability to throw likely. He also recommended some strength exercises. However, my dad is upset and believes its all in my head. Does anyone have any idea what is wrong? Like how I can throw as fast or as far as I usually do? If I was pain free and my ability unhindered I feel there is a strong likelihood to make the team but as shown last tryout, I appeared nearly incompetent just because of the apparent issue with the muscle. I'll be pleased answer any real questions that may get down to what is wrong. Also thank you for your time. Here's a list of things to know:

Start of symptoms: March 2019
Symptoms;
- Dull pain
- Range of motion decrease
- Occasional cracking noises upon aggressive sport activity such as throwing or shooting a basketball
- weakness, slight grip strength decrease (I can participate in many activities well but just can't get the sporting balls to travel far or hard.)

Please ask questions if you do not understand something or need more info. Thank you!
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You should see a sports medicine doctor/orthopedist. Consider MRI shoulder.
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You did not specify which part of arm was in pain. Also consider MRI elbow.
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My bad. Wrist/elbow area for anyone who's wondering.  Thanks for the answer, makes good sense.
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When athletes throw repeatedly at high speed, the repetitive stresses can lead to a wide range of overuse injuries.

Common throwing injuries of the shoulder include SLAP tears, biceps tendinitis and tendon tears, rotator cuff tendinitis and tears, internal impingement, instability, glenohumeral internal rotation deficit, and scapular rotation dysfunction.

Common throwing injuries of the elbow include flexor tendinitis, ulnar collateral ligament injury, valgus extension overload, olecranon stress fracture, and ulnar neuritis.

Source: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/shoulder-injuries-in-the-throwing-athlete/
Source: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/elbow-injuries-in-the-throwing-athlete/
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Hello~I would definitely see a chiropractor that specializes in sports medicine. It sounds like pulled or pinched muscles or nerves.
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