May 06, 2013 8:45 PM GMT
I started seriously lifting about a year ago. After a few months I started having pain in my right bicep and forearm. I saw my doc who gave me a quick exam and said he thought it was tennis elbow. He told me to lay off lifting for a week or so and to use a FlexBar 3 times a day 12 to 15 reps and then ease back into lifting - light then slowly add weight. His advice seemed to help, but the pain never went away completely. However, I could tolerate it by working different muscle groups so I'd have a few days off between arm workouts. I've noticed that the exercises/motions that seem to cause the pain are pull-ups or pull downs, bicep curls and the like. This problem has prevented me from getting my arms bigger, and, the affected arm feels weaker. Anyone out there have a similar problem, know what it is and how to repair it? I don't have physical therapy coverage, so I'm trying to do this on my own. Any help would be appreciated.