Archive for the ‘elbow pain’ Category
My right elbow hurts whenever I tighten the muscle or try to do anything that involves the bicep/elbow. The bicep muscle doesn’t hurt but the elbow does. I think it’s from over training. I haven’t put any pressure on it for the past week at all and it hurts less but it’s still hurts enough to prevent me from doing anything intense with it. What should I do?
-It’s been hurting a little for the past month. Now I’ve stopped completely because the pain increased and I don’t want to over do it.
-Right after a workout it doesn’t hurt at all but afterwards it does
-Should I adjust the form or speed of exercises with weights to reduce intensity (ie, should I do slower reps, lighter weight, etc. . .)?
-Could it be because I lean on my elbows sometimes?
-Could it be because I sometimes fall asleep on my right arm?
Also, it’s not preventing me from doing work. It’s not that severe where it prevents me from doing anything. I just stopped because I fear that I may make it worse.
I can do everything I could before the pain. I just don’t because I don’t want to make it worse.
"how much you lifting, cause i know that you can tear your growth plates by lifting to much"
I keep it at a 20 rep max. It’s not too much because if it were I would go out of form in the last 5 reps. Plus, my other elbow would hurt too ’cause I use the same amount of weight on the other arm.
"…but my friend got a dislocated elbow and didn’t get it treated right away, and now he is screwed because he waited too long to get it fixed"
I really doubt that it’s dislocated. If it were I think I’d know.
"….but is it a blinding pain or a continuing soreness??"
It’s neither. I can complete an entire workout on it with very little pain or soreness. It’s just that a day later it hurts whenever I’m doing anything heavy with that arm. Usually, it doesn’t, that’s why I’m asking.
"if it is soreness, just layoff lifting for a while, but if its blinding pain then it might be a dislocation."
Thanks. It’s not a blinding pain though.
Try icing it down at night, or after activity and using heat in the morning. Do some gentle stretching. When I broke my leg, I was told not to sleep on the same side as an injury, so try avoiding sleeping on that side. Want to try to keep blood flow going to it.
I recently started kickboxing and hurt my elbow punching the heavy bag. Well it’s been hurting for about a week and I don’t know what to do about it. Is it tennis elbow? And what should I do? Sometimes I can barely straighten it without pain. There is no swelling. I do find that taking an Epson Salt bath tends to help. Should I see a doctor?
Ibuprofin, 3 pills, 3 times a day is my cure-all for aches. Ice to dull the pain, heat to increase bloodflow and speed healing along. Don’t ever fully extend your arm when working on the bag. Also, don’t ever go all out when you wail on a heavy bag, no more than 75% of your full strength or you’re asking for trouble.
I’ve been hearing a grinding in both elbows for a long time now. It’s because I use them very frequently, I understand, but the mild pain is beginning to bother me and I hope someone could please tell me a good way to ease this before it becomes a much bigger problem later in life. Thank you!
Sounds like tennis elbow from being overused. Try some ice packs on it, ibuprofen, cortisoid shots if it gets really bad, get it checked your dr. can run tests and see how bad it is and then he/she will take it from there.