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baby hulk
09-26-2006, 02:14 PM
I have real bad tennis elbow and it hurts everytime I do Bis and tris, especially bis. Are there any excersises or movements I can do? Or anything u know of? its very painful and dont want to stop training, Im stubborn.

Canadian Iron
09-26-2006, 02:23 PM
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TheFifthElement
09-26-2006, 03:57 PM
I usually get tendonitis about once or twice a year in my elbows or in my forearms. I have always trained through it but try and be smart about it. You can pick up braces (depending on your problem area) that help to distribute the strain and/or change the insertion point slightly. I also always use BioFreeze or Icy Hot and make sure to take IBprofen consistently. Worse case scenario, if it really gets irritated, try and talk a little time off and/or avoid the exercises that cause the most irritation.
Does it run along the bone on the back of your forearm? There is a tendon there that runs from your wrist to your elbow and when you grasp something it crosses the bone causing irritation. It is irritated even more when using an underhand grip. Barbell curls were always the most painful for me. Hope this helps.

crawford62
09-26-2006, 04:00 PM
I've always had sucess relieving tendonitis by taking my sweet time warming up before lifting and icing religiously afterward.

baby hulk
09-26-2006, 06:02 PM
I usually get tendonitis about once or twice a year in my elbows or in my forearms. I have always trained through it but try and be smart about it. You can pick up braces (depending on your problem area) that help to distribute the strain and/or change the insertion point slightly. I also always use BioFreeze or Icy Hot and make sure to take IBprofen consistently. Worse case scenario, if it really gets irritated, try and talk a little time off and/or avoid the exercises that cause the most irritation.
Does it run along the bone on the back of your forearm? There is a tendon there that runs from your wrist to your elbow and when you grasp something it crosses the bone causing irritation. It is irritated even more when using an underhand grip. Barbell curls were always the most painful for me. Hope this helps.
Well to tell you the truth I dont know exactly if its tennis elbow or not. It hurts in the front part of the arm between the bicep and forarm. Kinda where they give shots or take blood... opposite side of the elbow.

numinix
10-02-2006, 02:39 PM
Could also be bursitis?

baby hulk
10-02-2006, 05:11 PM
[QUOTE=numinix]Could also be bursitis?[/QUOTwhat is that i never heard of it? What can I do?

wild1poet2
10-02-2006, 06:26 PM
sounds like tendonitis in the distal bicep tendon.
I partially tore my distal bicep tendon and that is where the pain was. If it tears the rest of the way I will need to have it surgically repaired. I did heavy bicep work tonight and it is hurting a bit now.

"tennis elbow" is usually on the outside of the arm.

you may just have strained the distal tendon and it is inflamed. You might want to try an EZ curl type bar to see if that helps. Also try hammer curls. Basically try doing curls with slightly different forearm positions.

Ustein
10-02-2006, 07:35 PM
I take glucosomine, and it seems to do the trick. I get it real bad in right elbow, and mild in both shoulders.

Dominik
10-02-2006, 07:35 PM
Well to tell you the truth I dont know exactly if its tennis elbow or not. It hurts in the front part of the arm between the bicep and forarm. Kinda where they give shots or take blood... opposite side of the elbow.I've been managing pain there for quite some time now. It never hurts outside the gym, only when I'm lifting, namely on rows and chinups. All you can do is try to train around it, rest it, and ice it.

HCS
10-02-2006, 07:52 PM
I've always had sucess relieving tendonitis by taking my sweet time warming up before lifting and icing religiously afterward.


I agree, try this and see if it helps.


Do all your bicep exercises hurt? Just a suggestion, if some don't hurt try doing those first in the bicep routine and then see if it still hurts on those other exercises.

Anabolik
10-02-2006, 09:26 PM
I used to get something similar when i played tennis highschool and also lifted. My pain was in the meat of my forearm and hurt whenever i turned my wrists so that my palms faced the sky. What i did to heal it was this.

I would get a nice big bucket - dont know how many gallons but you need to be able to fit your whole arm in it. I would get a bag of ice from the gas station for about a buck and then fill the bucket with the ice and water. Then i put a winter glove on my hand and a trash bag over my arm. Throw your whole arm in the bucket for about 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off - repeating the cycle for 2 or 3 times. The glove keeps your hand warm and the bag keeps the glove dry.

Before you do this though, you really have to just take some time off from the exercises that hurt your condition. Try a week first - at minimum. Then, when you work gradually back into your old routine - throw in the bucket of ice after you train.

braindx
10-02-2006, 09:59 PM
Rest, ice, glucosamine and chondroitin, other exercises that don't aggravate it.

baby hulk
10-04-2006, 06:19 PM
Hammer curls are actually the worst excersize. For example: If I were to flex my bicep muscle by curling my left arm with the thumb out it doesnt hurt but if I were to curl my arm and flex my bicep like I was bringing a drink to my face thats where it hurts. Hammers are the worst ones.
I tried using a arm support around my forearm but that made very little difference.

Stickboy
10-04-2006, 07:54 PM
Sounds very similar to my problem:

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=920163