Forearm Pain

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    Mar 31, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    For awhile now I've been having pain in my forearms on the same side as the side with the pinky finger.

    I only feel it when I'm resting on a table when the middle of my forearm is resting on the edge of the table and right after I do barbell curls (when I let go of the barbell is when it hits the most).

    It's not a huge pain just a sharp quick pain then it does away.

    How is it caused and it there anyway to stop it? Should I just not care about it? Maybe my forearms are too underdeveloped?

    Any help?

  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 31, 2009 2:42 AM GMT
    Judging from your photos, I doubt it's because your forearms are underdeveloped. I get the same pain, it's sharp and brief, and only when I do curls. I just assumed it was the weight of the barbell and nothing more serious because it's fine otherwise.
  • Bunjamon

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    Mar 31, 2009 3:08 AM GMT
    It's probably from jerking off too much. Definitely. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 31, 2009 3:12 AM GMT
    Really?? Crap that means it's never gonna go away haha.
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    Mar 31, 2009 3:13 AM GMT
    I have it too. It's like shin splints but in your arms. What I notice helps is when you're releasing a weight, do it really slowly. Don't release the weight quickly. It doesn't hurt much then.
  • auryn

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    Mar 31, 2009 3:27 AM GMT
    Get some massage if you think it's feeling like shin splints would.

    The pain could be caused from lack of proper stretching and self-care. Massages will help things get back on track.
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    Mar 31, 2009 4:33 AM GMT
    I remember I had the same pain and it had to do with the way I was doing Upright Rows, bad form and too much weight..
  • ArmsandLegs

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    Mar 31, 2009 4:40 AM GMT
    If it is a sharp, shooting pain, it may be that you are pinching your ulnar nerve. If this is the case, you can do exercises and stretches that can relieve it. If you can, you may want to see an Athletic Trainer ar a physical therapist to have them look at it.
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    Mar 31, 2009 6:26 AM GMT

    Do you get any pain on either side of your elbows - where the finger flexor and extensor tendons are attached?
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    Mar 31, 2009 12:56 PM GMT
    Forearm pain can be caused by multiple problems. Some of the more common problems are as follows

    Tennis elbow. pain located on the thumb side of the elbow.
    Golfers elbow. pain located on the pinky side of the elbow
    The pain from either of these can radiate toward the shoulder or down the arm to the wrist

    If you get discomfort resting the elbow on a flat surface you could be compressing the ulnar nerve (commonly called the crazy bone)

    you can inflame muscles of the forearm by doing flexion movements of the elbow such as heavy curls, chin ups and pullups, one arm rows.

    It is even possible to have a ruptured disk in the neck and have the pain follow the nerve to the elbow. This actually happened to me. I was being treated for tennis elbow with cortisone injections. Of course there was no response. My family physician referred me to an orthopedic surgeon who immediately diagnosed a ruptured cervical disk as the problem. An MRI of the neck confirmed the rupture.

    What I'm trying to say is that the problem can not be diagnosed in this forum. If the problem has not resolved you such check with a health professional