Thanks, these were pretty much what I have found to be working. Thanks.
I’ve been working on using more hips and also throwing over my shoulder instead of side arm. This does help. Although when I’m in the heat of the game I think just go all out and my technique suffers. Practice should help.
Are there any exercises other than throwing to help build those muscles?
Well I dont have any suggestions for the pain but I do have some ideas to try and look at for your throwing technique. I coach fastball (6-7) year olds, so its really focusing alot on the technique.
But do you throw straight over your shoulder or more of a 3/4 arm? Going straight over your shoulder will save lots of stress on it, though for awhile you will loss some power on it. The best way I found to practice this was to run a strip of tape around the ball and just practice tossing it like 30 feet to someone making sure that it spins straight. IF your coming over your shoulder the tape will stay upright. I would also second what another poster said above of gripping the ball with 3 fingers or even 4 depending on hand size. Hope this helps and have fun.[/quote]