View Full Version : arm injury
11-30-2004, 06:02 PM
I'm wondering if anyone can pinpoint or relate to an arm injury my fiancee has. A few months ago while he was lifting heavy his arm started to hurt right above his elbow. It only hurts during the lifts and he feels absolutely no pain any other time. He took a couple months off lifting and when he came in the gym for the first time last weekend, he immediately felt the pain during the lift again.
12-01-2004, 08:04 AM
Was it triceps or a chest lift? It sounds like a tendon is sore. I have had to modify all my triceps as my tendons and joints cannot take the heavy weight I need on extensions, Damn my small joints!!
Hey may have to find a different type of lift to work whatever area he is doing. Of course it is best to see a health professional :-)
12-01-2004, 09:19 AM
It's while he is doing chest lifts. I think it is only the pushing exercises. The area is right above the elbow so I think it's actually either on the very bottom of the tricep or below it.
12-01-2004, 02:48 PM
Is he locking-out in the bench and triceps exercises? Could be tendonitis back there...
12-01-2004, 03:51 PM
no he is not locking out. The thing he has the hardest time with is getting the dumbells up when he is doing incline chest. Has anyone ever damaged anything trying to get really heavy dumbells up?
12-01-2004, 07:53 PM
Is the pain in the back of the elbow at the bottom of the tri's or in the front in the bend of the elbow? Either way it sounds like it could be some sort of tendon/ligament issue. Stress on the joint under a heavy load with strained soft tissue could definelty hurt. The other thing is those things take a very long time to heal, if that's what it is. Think about his arms like being wishbones; one part (body)is braced on the bench, the other (arms)is being pressed down on with the heavy weight, at an angle and moving until they're up in position. The middle of the bone (his elbows)is under mucho strain.
12-01-2004, 10:53 PM
I would agree with that takes a while to heal and lifting one must be careful to avoid reinjuring.
I feel for him as I have done something similar and it hurts while be fustrating at the same time
12-02-2004, 09:16 AM
So does he need to get some kind of medical treatment for it? Or does he just need a lot of time off? Do you guys know roughly how long it takes for a tendon/ligament? The injury is on the outside of the elbow.