Believe it or not I'm normally a pretty soft, gentle, easy going, "get run over by other people, kind of guy." But even I have one reaction to your post my gay brother: Get over it! Are you kidding me? The most pressing thing in your life that you could post to other gay guys who are getting beat up, robbed, mistreated, hated, disowned by their families, etc. is that your elbow hurts when you go to your gym to work out! Dear Lord! It really is true what most poor people are saying now: there are only two classes of people in America the rich and the poor. There is no more middle class or those who could work and get in to the middle class. We are now the old Soviet Union but our new television and social media keeps us mentally drugged and in a fantasy world that tells you that your reality you are currently experiencing is not true. Okay, sorry guy, you are just asking a simple question here about your health and I went in to a rant, lol. My advice to you, because I've been an athlete most of my life too, is to just become familiar with soaking your joints in warm salt water. Every day that you grow older and are athletic you will find this advice helpful to you, trust me.