josebach wrote:Add me to that list. I went to take some BP about a year ago and was pumped because I hit several balls out of a pretty big park. (330 down the line, 415 in center) That was until my left shoulder popped out from swinging so hard. It's bothered me ever since and I'm scared to go hitting again. On top of that, I used to have a cannon when I played and when I was throwing my arm felt like jello it was so weak. It was a really weird feeling. I liken it to going to a gym and only being able to bench 135 after previously benching 300.
Everyone on my mom's side of the family has this specific shoulder issue. A few have almost had surgery to fix it. I have yet to look too into it to find out exactly what the problem is, but from what I understand it eventually goes away. Really weird. And it's just one shoulder. It's been so bad that I can't lift it over my head or shift. Very frustrating.
Another thing to consider for parents out there is don't put your child in track. Or, at least, be very cautious and taken necessary steps to prevent injury if you do. I have pretty constant knee pain, especially after a lot of running, and my brother simply can't even run anymore. He was at a church function not too long ago and was sitting and chatting with 3 other men, all of whom ran (5K, 10K, marathons, etc.). The kicker is my brother was the only one at that table who ran competitively as a kid. And he was the only one at that table who could no longer run. So take special precautions if your kid wants to run track. If you don't, it could have lingering effects later in life. I can still run, but I usually feel it the next day, especially walking down stairs. I don't run like I used to, even last year, when I was running miles a day, but I'm fortunate that I can still run at all.
Jose, like you were scared to hit because of the shoulder, so I am scared to stop on a dime when fielding a ball. Afraid my knee will just give way. I've been taking this chondrotin stuff and I thought it was working, and maybe it is a bit, but with all the yard work, coupled with general playing with the kids, coupled with baseball, they're regularly achy again. Oh, my brother's 29. I'm 30.