ConstableRabbit wrote: Cubswin11 wrote:
ConstableRabbit wrote:Apparently, they try not to do the type of MRI that showed this issue until they absolutely feel that they have to because it involves injecting a dye that can cause even more soreness. Why it wasn't done earlier, however -- not sure.
I don’t get that. Pitcher says his arm hurts, but they don’t want to do the right test because it might make the arm more sore for a while but also might not diagnose the injury so after that just keep throwing (which can make things worse and almost did). Do the definitive test first if you don’t need to cut the guy open.
My sense is that a best practice would be to do the least invasive stuff first to rule out a majority of issues vs. boil the ocean. I would imagine that because a lot of things can cause arm soreness, they didn't want to go down this path.
What's confusing to me is how long it took to get to this more invasive MRI, though. It doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Did he get better before he got worse?
My view in it is that it’s a pitchers arm, if he comes and says it hurts do the test first that’s going to give you the most definitive answers. If it casues his arm to be sore a while longer because of the injection, so what. He’s already saying he hurts. If it takes 1-2 weeks longer to come back so be it. Find out exactly what’s going on as soon as possible to avoid residual injuries or misdiagnosis.
I get that shouldn’t be the course of action for a common persons injury but for a pitcher who needs his arm I think it should be more drastic and pushing the envelope. Obviously if it takes cutting his arm open to figure it out I get going step by step, but if it’s a dye and delays things a bit longer if he checks out 100% so be it. You’re certain then.