Ron and Keith and I have discovered that we are all experiencing the same sort of pain in our right arms - a muscular/tendon pain emanating from the elbow. In my case it is there pretty much constantly - at all times other than when throwing drives on the course! Unfortunately, that still means there is pain when putting, and it has gotten to the point where I feel it is affecting my game, and am seriously, sadly, considering taking a few weeks away from the course . . . but I digress . . .
I have been playing for a couple of decades, Ron even longer, but Keith just a few years. In age, there is +/- 5 years between Keith and me, and another +/- 5 years between Keith and Ron. So I find it odd that despite our different circumstances, we all started experiencing the same sort of pain at the same point in time. It makes me wonder why . . . what was there about this summer that was different than all the summers before? . . . and the answer is . . .
Blizzard! (and Diamonds ;D)
My completely baseless unscientific theory is that we are unknowingly/unconsciously throwing these light weight discs with far more torque than we do the heavier discs and are consequently straining our tender noodle arms.
So the test: Is there anybody else out there throwing light-weight discs and experiencing the same sort of pain?
Sure - lose a single-digit bagtag and suddenly it's "Oh, my aching elbow!" At least my glaucoma/tapeworm/gout/cleft palate/frostbite/turf toe/government-injected-test-serum provides some validity as to why I tanked my round at 7Oaks.
No, I've no experience with any arm pain from throwing Blizzard plastic. 'Course, I only have two lightweights and they don't come out every drive. Is any of you willing to sacrifice that distance in order to test whether it's the culprit?
"Doc, it hurts when I do this?" "Then don't do that." "But I get extra length! After all these years, I'm finally getting longer!" "You are referring to throwing frisbees, right?"
Post by Ron Pittman on Sept 19, 2012 10:11:16 GMT -5
Yes, it hurts. Mine hurts more when I am not playing. It seems to loosen up a bit while throwing.
While your data base sample is a bit small, the reality of elbow tendon pain in any throwing/swinging sport is not that unusual. It evens shows up in a lot of constant computer users.
I now have 2 of those cute little elbow bands. One to sweat on -- another for those dress up moments. I am wearing one all day now. The pain is much diminished during normal use of the arm. I understand that the pressure on that tendon/muscle helps the end of the tendon to heal. We shall see.
I suspect that if you talk to more golfers you will find many that have had this kind of pain at some time during there throwing career. With a little care, most of it passes in time. Some have to do the cortisone shots for a permanent fix. Most I have talked to have said that their doctor recommended to keep the arm active --- in other words --- keep throwing. Dunno.
BTW, I can't even spell tork; much less know what it is.