Arm pain

  • JamesItaly

    Posts: 26

    Jul 19, 2014 4:37 PM GMT
    I have pain in my lower arm caused by lifting,, it feels like the bone (ulna) is bruised midway between the wrist and elbow.
    I can only find advice here for tendonitis/tennis elbow but I don't think it is that.
    Any ways to reduce the pain so it doesn't interfere with training? Techniques in gym to reduce the injury??
  • frogman89

    Posts: 418

    Jul 19, 2014 4:52 PM GMT
    How about resting it?
  • JamesItaly

    Posts: 26

    Jul 19, 2014 10:49 PM GMT
    Resting probably the best idea,,,
    but not what I wanted to hear!

    I guess I should take a few days off weights.
  • wild_sky360

    Posts: 1492

    Jul 21, 2014 5:36 AM GMT
    I had similar and rested for months..still had pain. I consulted a trainer about it and he showed me how to stretch it out as the original injury was likely healed but left scar tissue. Still flares up but he got me moving again.

    Is it possibly nerve damage?
    Alpha lipoic acid and acetyl L carnitine in combination can help with nerve damage pain.
  • frogman89

    Posts: 418

    Jul 21, 2014 8:48 AM GMT
    It's most probably a torn muscle.

    He said it feels like the bone is bruised. "Nerve damage" feels different than that, it feels as if the arm is electrified, as if an electric bolt runs through it.
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    Mar 26, 2015 10:36 AM GMT
    Unlikely muscle or tendon tear. Would show some type of deformity. More than likely tendonitis. If you continue to work the arm, the pain will progress up and down the arm from the elbow. Im living with it now as well. Pain and swelling at the elbow radiating down the arm and now into the bicep. There are a few adjustable braces that will help as will Ibuprofen, Aleve. Rest is the best. There are also a few exercises that you can do with lighter weight that wont cause as much pain.