Pain in the arm

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    Apr 04, 2009 12:15 PM GMT
    Hey hey, got a quick question.

    After lifting weights on friday (its saturday night here) the area around my elbow (can't think of its damned name, its late)

    anywho, when I straighten out my arm, the area above and below my elbow hurts, as does the little pit area in there, I've had this before, once, after really ramping up the weights on a seated row, but I couldn't straighten my arms out for a couple of days.

    does anyone know the cause of this? or the name of it? I tried searching on google and places like bodybuilding.com and t-nation but not knowing the name of explaining it very well is leaving me nothing
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    Apr 04, 2009 2:45 PM GMT
    Could be a muscle strain. Have you tried RICE? Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Wrap the area with a compression bandage, put ice on it and keep the area elevated above your heart. If that helps you're lucky. The sooner you start the treatment after injury, the better the results would be.

    Could be a minor muscle tear, which wouldn't be so lucky. That requires a month or two of rest, perhaps in a sling.

    No, an arm sling.
  • stochastic

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    Apr 04, 2009 2:51 PM GMT
    Yeah I agree with wyrln ... it's probably just some inflammation from the extra work you've done. You can't go wrong with some R.I.C.E. and if it still hurts after a few days then go see someone professional.
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    Apr 04, 2009 2:55 PM GMT
    Epicondylitis? Depending if on the location it could be 'golfer's' or 'tennis' elbow. A repetitive strain injury...inflammation=rest.
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    Apr 04, 2009 3:05 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidHey hey, got a quick question.

    After lifting weights on friday (its saturday night here) the area around my elbow (can't think of its damned name, its late)

    anywho, when I straighten out my arm, the area above and below my elbow hurts, as does the little pit area in there, I've had this before, once, after really ramping up the weights on a seated row, but I couldn't straighten my arms out for a couple of days.

    does anyone know the cause of this? or the name of it? I tried searching on google and places like bodybuilding.com and t-nation but not knowing the name of explaining it very well is leaving me nothing


    Tendonitits or tennis elbow. Ice, ice, baby, and get a massage therapist to strip the muscles to stretch them out; doesn't feel good getting done, but will help. then ask the therapist for finger/forearm stretches to maintain the stretch. Long term stretching!icon_exclaim.gif
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    Apr 04, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
    sounds like a tumor...
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    Apr 04, 2009 3:13 PM GMT
    trainerkp saidEpicondylitis? Depending if on the location it could be 'golfer's' or 'tennis' elbow. A repetitive strain injury...inflammation=rest.



    If the pain is over the lateral elbow (the thumb side) it is tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). The epicondyle is a bony prominence where the tendons attach. If the pain is over the inner elbow (the pinky side) it is golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis). The third area of the elbow involved is over the crazy bone area this is called olecranon bursitis.
    Tennis elbow occurs with pulling exercises like chins or rows.

    Treatment is rest, oral meds like Motrin or Alleve. There is a tennis elbow support you can buy at a drugstore. For some people the discomfort will not resolve unless a cortisone injection is given. Some people require surgery.

    I assume you problem is the elbow itself. It is possible to have pain radiate from a cervical disk to the elbow. Also pain from some types of shoulder problems will radiate to the elbow
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    Apr 04, 2009 3:16 PM GMT
    kneedraggen said
    trainerkp saidEpicondylitis? Depending if on the location it could be 'golfer's' or 'tennis' elbow. A repetitive strain injury...inflammation=rest.


    Also pain from some types of shoulder problems will radiate to the elbow


    Good call on the shoulder possibility...I didn't even think of that.
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    Apr 04, 2009 3:36 PM GMT
    If your elbow is hurting with just isolated elbow extension it isn't likely that it is a shoulder or neck problem. Most likely due to your mode of injury, and if its across the entire anterior part of your elbow, its most likely a muscle strain rather than epicondylitis, which depending on the degree of strain can take a few days to a couple of of weeks. If it takes more than a few days u can definitley get checked out. Meanwhile, follow the RICE advice above. Also try to keep moving and using it with normal daily activity but avoid any activity that puts any excessive strain on the area. Hope that helps
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    Apr 04, 2009 4:43 PM GMT
    Did you guys notice that ads are popping up for tennis elbow and golfer's elbow cures? Sorry, I'm not tech inclined, so I was kind of surprised, lol. Totally George Orwell.
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    Apr 04, 2009 6:04 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidHey hey, got a quick question.

    After lifting weights on friday (its saturday night here) the area around my elbow (can't think of its damned name, its late)

    anywho, when I straighten out my arm, the area above and below my elbow hurts, as does the little pit area in there, I've had this before, once, after really ramping up the weights on a seated row, but I couldn't straighten my arms out for a couple of days.

    does anyone know the cause of this? or the name of it? I tried searching on google and places like bodybuilding.com and t-nation but not knowing the name of explaining it very well is leaving me nothing


    Tennis elbow? Tendinitis? Muscle tightness.

    I get tendinitis in my elbow from time to time from doing triceps extensions with 55 pound dumbbells. I have to back off for a few days, or weeks, and let it calm down. I also do high rep work (25's) to get blood in and around my attachments.

    Sometimes, I get my elbows irritated when I re-rack 100 pounders and twist slightly as I do so. I'm so short, I can barely get weights on the top shelf of the rack.

    The famous quote from the doctor: if it hurts when you do that, then, don't do that, has some merit.
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    Apr 04, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    trainerkp saidDid you guys notice that ads are popping up for tennis elbow and golfer's elbow cures? Sorry, I'm not tech inclined, so I was kind of surprised, lol. Totally George Orwell.


    No, it's not George Orwell. It's Google's ® Ad Sense Technology. LOL.
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    Apr 04, 2009 11:29 PM GMT
    AH pfft to me I can't believe i didn't connect the two dots..

    Thanks heaps guys I'll take our advice and also speak to my physio..

    Chucky, I've heard "if it hurts when you do that, then, don't do that" from my physio too, mate, I wish it had hurt during the lifting of the weights cause damn I Would have stopped and not had to put up with this hahaha

    Its all good though, nice to know exactly what the problem is!

    Thanks heaps guy!