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    Wasatch Rebel is offline Warming Up
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    Pain in the "crook" of my arm

    I'm having a lot of pain on the inside part of my elbow--right where it bends, only the pain doesn't happen when it's bent, but when it's straight and with stress on it, such as when I'm hanging at the bottom of my pull-ups. It also hurts bad when my arm is fully extended in a preacher curl. I couldn't even finish one pull-up today because of it, and I didn't even try to do the curls. I was able to do some curls seated on a flat bench with very minimal pain. The pain is seemingly coming from where the biceps attaches to the elbow joint. I'm also having some tendinitis-like pain in the outer part of that same joint. Any suggestions? I've got a doc's appointment in about a week and a half, but if any of you have any experience with this type of pain and can give me a heads up, I'd appreciate it.

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    Tennis Elbow. Ice it regularly and wear a compression brace. Stop doing bicep curls until it heals up. The compression brace helps for sure when doing other exercises.

    I know how it is, when something is injured you still want to keep doing the same exercises. That's the time to try something new though. There are lots of other exercises besides curls you can do at the gym. Stop with the curls for a while.

    Tennis elbow is a common injury from overuse and hyperextension. That is what the doc will likely diagnose too.

    It will get better and stronger, just takes a couple months to heal sometimes which sucks.

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    Thanks, Merc22. That advice is good.

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    Hey, I just went to the doc today and he said I had not only tennis elbow, but golfer's elbow and a biceps something or other. I can't remember that third thing, but it's all tendinitis.

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    I never heard of the golfer's thing, but I am very familiar with tennis elbow. Do what merc22 says. In addition, ibuprofen helps to reduce the inflammation and some stretching protocols can help prevent re-occurrence.

    MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Tendinitis

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    That's what I'm going to do--and what the doc told me was to get a wrist roller and work out a lot with that to strengthen the tendons in my wrists and forearms, while I'm waiting for the tendinitis to clear up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasatch Rebel View Post
    That's what I'm going to do--and what the doc told me was to get a wrist roller and work out a lot with that to strengthen the tendons in my wrists and forearms, while I'm waiting for the tendinitis to clear up.
    Did your doc tell you to start working out with the wrist roller now, while the tendons were still inflamed? I would have thought that he/she would have recommended that you start with the strengthening after the tendinitis is gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g8r80 View Post
    Did your doc tell you to start working out with the wrist roller now, while the tendons were still inflamed? I would have thought that he/she would have recommended that you start with the strengthening after the tendinitis is gone.
    Yeah--he said I could start now with the wrist roller, but not to attempt to do any curls for at least a month. I know, it sounds strange to me too, but this guy is the head orthopedist at the University of Utah--the doctor for all the athletes there, so he knows what he's doing.

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    try systemic enzymes for the inflamation. less harmfull more natural than advil

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